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Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now

It’s hard to truly appreciate how busy a care provider is during each shift without looking at their entire day.  Take just five minutes and sit and watch someone who is juggling between patients, collecting insurance information, verifying patient ID, or going from...

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What is Your PDPM Transition Strategy?

What is Your PDPM Transition Strategy?

Well my friends, it is time to seriously review your Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) transition strategy.  October 1st  is just around the corner.  Over the past nine months, at Functional Pathways, we have had a robust educational campaign to prepare and position...

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Monthly Exercise: The Power of Art

Monthly Exercise: The Power of Art

  Art is defined as having various branches of creativity, through painting, music, literature, dance and crafts.  Just about everything can be viewed as art.  Certain activities are recognized as an art, even if it does not involve painting or creating something...

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Interim Payment Assessment

Interim Payment Assessment

There are situations when a Skilled Nursing provider may complete an assessment after the 5-day assessment.  This assessment is an unscheduled assessment and when deemed appropriate by the provider, may be completed to capture changes in the resident’s status and...

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Final Rule FY 2020

Final Rule FY 2020

  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly posted the pre-published fiscal year (FY) 2020 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) Final Rule. The rule includes updates to the Medicare Part A unadjusted federal per-diem...

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Hide the Cones and Pegs

Hide the Cones and Pegs

As we move closer to the new world of PDPM, it is very important that our occupational therapy teams continue focus on functional intervention during their treatment session.  This is a great article from the American Occupational Therapy Association which could...

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