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On December 6, 2018, Deputy Administrator and Director for CMS issued a CMCS Informational Bulletin informing Case-Mix states of two changes that may impact their payments for Medicaid patients in the nursing home setting.Effective October 1, 2019, PDPM will replace...read more
The Final Rule until the next Final Rule: A Brief and Incomplete Synopsis for the Treating Therapist
The Final Rule, published by CMS on November 23, 2018, addresses several items that will affect the treating therapist, whether in outpatient hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, or comprehensive outpatient...read more
Post-Acute Care is in a season of change. In the Skilled Nursing Facility, we are facing a lot of change in the next year.First, while we are all preparing for PDPM, we need to take some time to review the Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the...read more
Functional Pathways is excited to announce full electronic integration of RightTrack™ with Optima. RightTrack™ is Functional Pathways’ innovative, proprietary outcome software program. This live integration will allow for process standardization to improve the...read more
The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Foundation has recently announced the launch of the updated COPD Pocket Consultant Guide app for healthcare providers. The app, designed to support the treatment and management of COPD, is now available for both IOS...read more
This blog is a 2 for 1 special. There has been a HIPAA Fine for $4,300,000.00 (yeah that’s a lot of 0’s), and a data breach that affects for lack of a better word, everybody (it makes us fond of the days of Equifax breaches). Check out the information below and...read more
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) recently shared recommendations for providing evidence-based OT solutions. As we begin to set up our treatment sessions, we should always consider the client’s deficits and goals for achieving functional...read more
On June 18, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new International Classification of Diseases, Version 1.1 (ICD-11) but it won’t be until after 2022 that we will be expected to begin using the new codes. On the WHO website, the announcement states,...read more