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Clinical Reasoning for Section GG

Clinical Reasoning for Section GG

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...

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Exercise of the Month: Toe Raises

Exercise of the Month: Toe Raises

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...

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Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

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...

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Watch Out for that Bird!

Watch Out for that Bird!

I was driving this past weekend near the lake in my home town and the car in front of me swerved and went left of center because a bird literally flew in to the windshield. Fortunately, there were no other cars traveling in the opposite direction and the driver was...

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Speech Therapy in a PDPM World

Speech Therapy in a PDPM World

PDPM is coming- are you, the SLP, ready?  Do you know what this means for us Speechies?  How do we fit into the changes in the new payment system? How do we make sure we, as skilled therapists and a profession, remain relevant as we move forward?  We should not see...

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