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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
Wikipedia says: Safety culture includes the attitude, beliefs, perceptions and values that employees share in relation to safety in the workplace. Safety culture is a part of organizational culture and has been described by the phrase "the way we do things around...read more
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...read more
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...read more
There is lots of research available today on why we fail to start something new or pursue a personal goal. As a wellness coordinator and trainer, I enjoy reading new ways to help motivate people to reach new goals and improve their quality of life. Most interesting...read more