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Restorative nursing is important to your facility now and will be under the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) payment system. Ensuring that our residents have services to improve or maintain their functional abilities is imperative for resident outcomes and to...read more
Patient safety should always be in the forefront of all caregivers’ mind, and, in fact drive how we provide care each and every day. Take falls for example, you should know that one of the most common and debilitating injuries which happens to healthy older people is...read more
CMS has updated the patient classification FAQ on February 14, 2019. In this updated FAQ, CMS clarifies where the primary reason for the SNF stay will be coming from. It was previously noted that the ICD-10 code that reflects the reason for the SNF stay would pull...read more
“I feel better prepared to get started on educating my building for PDPM” “The relationship between PDPM and reducing rehospitalization rates finally clicked for me during the training.” “It was evident that (the facilitators) all spent MANY hours preparing to make...read more
With the newly implemented enhancements (10/01/18) to the assessment-based quality measures (Section GG) , it is imperative to take time to time to reflect on our practice patterns. This new process will provide statistical analysis for CMS to determine the...read more
Goal: To strengthen the tibialis anterior or the muscle in front of the shin. Benefits: All muscles in the body have to be balanced. Some stronger and some weaker in order for our joints to work efficiently without much risk for injury. Strengthening the...read more
Hazards can be introduced over time as workstations and processes change, equipment becomes worn, maintenance is neglected, or housekeeping practices decline. Setting aside time to regularly inspect the workplace for hazards can help identify shortcomings so that they...read more
The Payment Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is demanding our full attention. It will drive an epic change in focus from quantity to quality of care. Functional Pathways has created a PDPM Academy along with the launch of Medbridge to optimize our strategic initiatives to...read more