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Change is the name of the game as we move through 2019 and toward the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), one of the largest realignments of service delivery the rehabilitative care industry has experienced in 20 years. Functional Pathways has been preparing staff...read more
Goal: To get you outside and enjoying spring weather! Benefits: There are many benefits to walking. Walking is not only good for heart health but also good for boosting immunity. Walking will help maintain your strength and endurance which can help you bounce...read more
PDPM! I am sure you have heard about this new payment system by now, right? As you prepare and position yourself for this major change, we have to not only understand all of the moving parts, but more importantly, how all of those moving parts affect resident...read more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly posted the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) Proposed Rule. The rule updates Medicare Part A per-diem payment rates as well as proposing other key policy...read more
Measles is making a comeback in 2019 Since January of this year, 22 states have experienced a total of 704 cases of measles, an infectious disease that was supposed to be eradicated almost two decades ago. The most recent cases were found at two California...read more
Do you remember when your light bulb starting to shine … the moment your life’s direction was aligned with the field of occupational therapy? For many clinicians, their career choice was based on a specific event, individual or experience which opened their eyes to...read more
Goal: To strengthen the muscles in the back of the leg called the hamstrings. Benefits: By strengthening your hamstrings, it can offset the muscle imbalances caused by strong thighs or quadriceps. It may reduce the cramping that often occurs when trying to use the...read more
The Skilled Nursing Facilities Readmission Measure (SNFRM) is the quality measure used to evaluate skilled nursing facility performance in the CMS Value-Based Purchasing program (VBP). A facility’s performance is linked to value-based financial incentives and...read more