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The shoulder is a complex body part that consists of 3 bones, 3 joints, bursa, cartilage, numerous ligaments, tendons, and muscles. In the United States in 2015 there were over 100,000 workplace injuries involving the shoulder. Over 66% of those injuries were a...read more
A fact, prior to the industrialization of America, retirement was not normal. Retirement is an artifact of the Great Depression, this was a result of government and industry urging older people to retire so younger more abled-bodied individuals could work.1 As the...read more
Beginning October 1, 2019 providers will need to begin coding a new set of Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (HIPPS) codes in Section Z0100A of the MDS as well as on the Part A claim. This coding of HIPPS codes will identify the resident’s SNF PDPM...read more
I recently listened to a podcast discussing the importance of the patient experience. It was an enlightening discussion about collaboration across the healthcare continuum focusing on how to improve the health of our citizens. The United States healthcare delivery...read more
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