Making a Difference – Why Occupational Therapy? - Exercise of the Month: Seated Heel Drag - Speech Therapy in a PDPM World - Lifelong Learning - Clinical Reasoning for Section GG - PDPM Intensive Training Sessions Score High Marks on Participant Surveys - PDPM Patient Classification Update - Revitalizing Restorative Nursing - Skilled Nursing Facilities Readmission Measure - Seated Lateral Bends - National Patient Safety Awareness Week - Exercise of the Month: Toe Raises - Safety Series: Prevent Injuries - Starting the New Year Strong: Refocus on A Culture of Safety - Watch Out for that Bird! - Why it May be Difficult to Start New Resolutions - Medbridge: Innovation for All - Case-Mix States - Did You Know? - The Final Rule - Digital Scams and HIPAA Violations - Coming Soon: ICD-11 - Integration of RightTrack - Post-Acute Care: A Season of Change - Changes to PT and OT Evaluation Codes - Are you passing the PEPPER…….? - Urinary Incontinence: Hold it Right There! - AOTA Lists Five "Practices to Avoid" - New COPD Pocket Consultant Guide App - Making a Difference - Keeping Patients Independent Through Energy Conservation Techniques - Healthcare Providers: Rekindle Your Passion - A Day in the Life of Henry: A Dementia Experience - A Hard Diet to Swallow? - Out with the Old, In with the New! - Patient Driven Payment Model: Ready, Set, Go! - Section GG: Ready, Set, GO! - Working in Silos: The 3 Lives of a Cancer Patient - What is the Patients Over Paperwork Program? - Medicare Part B Therapy Caps Repealed! - A Quick Guide to Utilizing Diversity and Sensitivity - Pathways to Fall Prevention - Patient Safety: Always in the Forefront - How to Make 2018 Your Healthiest Year Yet - 2018 Medicare Part B "Hard Cap" - Studies on Otago Fall Prevention - Looking at Care from Both Sides - Clinical Approaches for Atypical Parkinsonism - Changes to Therapy CPT Codes Effective Jan 2018 - Policies for Fostering Clinical Partnership - How to Approach Employee Engagement - Implementing an Effective Compliance Program - Tips for Achieving Safe Transitions with Dysphagia - 5 Ways to Improve Patient Engagement and Outcomes - 7 Tips for Bathing a Person Living with Dementia - Payment Use File Tips - 6 Steps to Minimizing Workplace Violence - The 5 Rules to Happiness - Low Vision - Medically Unlikely Edits - Fostering Employee Engagement - Partnerships in Care: How to Be Part of the Solution - How Safe Diets are Part of the Celebration - The Benefits of Tai Chi for COPD - The Effects of Alzheimer's Disease - We need your help to end the Therapy Cap! - Changing the "Not My Job" Mentality - Maintenance Therapy - 3 Ways to Protect Your Computer from Crashing - How Physical Therapy Can Help Back Pain - The Sink or Swim Healthcare Environment - Building on the Foundation of Patient Safety - Why Standardized Tests are So Important - How to Ensure Accurate Therapy Diagnoses and Treatment - How to Get the Most out of Standardized Tests - How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Impact You - The Power of Saying Hello - The Key Difference Between Medical Diagnosis and Treatment Diagnosis - Tips for Innovative Transition Planning - Partnering to Combat Parkinson's Disease - Therapy State Practice Acts - Why the Brain Needs Exercise Just Like the Body - Strategies for Five Star Ratings - Resolutions and Reflection - Tips for Winter Wellness - Emerging New Specialists - Strength Training in the Older Adult - Seamless Handoffs to Enhance Patient Safety - CMS Awards Recovery Audit Contractors - The Best Outcome Tracking Software. The Best Outcomes. - Long Term Care Associations Work to Strengthen Compliance - Are you over the $3,700 Thresholds? - Top 10 Therapy Interventions for COPD - Deaf Awareness Week and Hearing Loss Prevention - Saying Farewell to Select CPT Codes - How Handoff Communication Impacts Patient Care - Tips for Eating Well - An uplifting story to kickoff your week - What the 2017 CDC Codes Mean for Therapy - 3 Simple Exercise Tips for Seniors with Real Results - COMMUNICATION AND OUTCOMES: HOW THEY PARTNER - BECOMING AN ATTRACTIVE ACO PARTNER - Balancing Cost and Quality - MANAGED CARE COULD BE THE BEST THING - Skilled Nursing Facility Reporting Program - Proposed Fiscal Year 2016 - THE TRAIN IS COMING – GET ON BOARD - President Obama Signs IMPACT Act - FACILITY TOURS MAY MEAN MORE THAN YOU THINK - Avoiding Unnecessary Hospital Readmissions - Are You Spending More for Health Care Services? - Post-Acute Care Management - Slow Down, Calm Down, Trust the Process - Length Of Stay - Hospital Readmission Rates - Therapy Cap Exceptions - Jimmo vs. Sebelius Settlement - Limited Medicare Claim Reviews - Go to Work With Someone Contagious? - Get Paid For Co-Treatment Minutes - MDS Coordinator and Therapy Manager: Team Within the Team - Elite Living™ and Therapy Co-Exist in Long Term Care - CMS plans for ICD-10 technical testing - CMS Finalizes Fiscal Year 2014 - CMS Finalizes Fiscal Year 2014 - What We Know And What We Don't - FP Compliance Wishes You Happy New Year! - QAPI and Therapy: Part 2 - MDS COORDINATOR & THERAPY MANAGER RELATIONSHIP - QAPI and Therapy - Preparing for Medicare Implementation - ICD-10: MY STAFF IS TRAINED! ... Aren’t They? - QAPI and Therapy: Part 4 - URINARY INCONTINENCE IN LONG TERM CARE - AUSCULTATION OF THE LUNGS - 2015 Client Education Summit Discussions - PEPPER Reports - Coming August - The Winter Blues and How We Can Help - QAPI Updates - Our Strategy: Making Common Sense, Common Practice - Medicare Denials: What Nursing Facilities Should Know - Preventing Re-Hospitalization - Exiting a Contract: Learning from our Mistakes - FY 2014: Co-Treatment Minutes - Therapy Cap in 2012 - Explore The Next Generation Of Coding! - PLAY TIME IS OVER! - Functional Limitation Reporting - Rehabilitation Through Motion Capture Technology - New Info on Manual Medical Review Process - NON-COMPLIANCE ALERTS - THERAPY FUNCTIONAL REPORTING - Outpatient Therapy Claims Crossover Problem - FUNCTIONAL LIMITATION REPORTING WEBINARS - COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT AND RESOURCES - Dual Eligible Initiative- Are You Prepared - Threshold Pre-Approval Processes Posted! - THE GAME IS CHANGING – UNDERSTAND THE RULES - MEDICAL REVIEW CLAIMS ABOVE $3700 THRESHOLD - BROAD BRUSH STROKES GIVE INACCURATE IMPRESSION - ALERT UPDATE: MEDICARE PART B - Settlement Reached: Medicare’s “Improvement Standard” - CONTINUING EDUCATION – YOUR TICKET IN - Payment Liability: Therapy Cap Denials - WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY - To Treat Or Not To Treat - Mandatory Payment Reductions in FFS - WHAT COMFORTS YOU ? - QAPI: Approach To Teamwork - INVITE A LEGISLATOR TO LUNCH - QAPI: Leadership Responsibility - DO YOU NEED MARKETING OR SOMETHING TO MARKET? - Prevent Readmissions by Identifying Causes of Acute Change - Prevent Readmissions by Managing Acute Changes - A DIFFERENT VIEW OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA - Prevent Hospital Readmissions by Educating Caregiving Staff - Regulations For Verbal Orders and Authentication of Orders - Prevent Readmissions of Residents With the Risk for Developing Acute Change of Condition - IF IT IS IMPORTANT – YOU MUST INVEST - OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING – VALUE BASED PURCHASING - DOING A MARKETING PLAN? DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST - KNOW YOUR METRICS - WELLNESS – THE WINDOW TO YOUR COMMUNITY - DO YOUR HOMEWORK! - FOLLOW UP, FOLLOW UP, FOLLOW UP! - CHRISTMAS – TIME TO CONSIDER WHAT IS IMPORTANT - BEAT THE BUSHES! - Your Care Means More Than You Know - WorkLifeMatters - Defend Yourself Against Illness - Evaluate Your Time Management Skills - The Balloon Project - The 10% Savings Goal - An Inspiring Story…Susan Boyle - Stress Can Be Good…But How? - Making A Difference - MAKING A DIFFERENCE - The Importance of Morale - Communication in Relationships - HAPPY NEW YEAR - EMPTY NEST: - BUILDING AND MAINTAINING A STRONG TEAM - Mardi Gras at the Symposium! - February Blog Challenge - Where's the Love - ACO’s – THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW - Living the Value of Innovation - SOCIAL MEDIA – EMBRACE IT ! - IT'S FUNDAMENTAL - Pass the Cookies, Please - APRIL IS OT MONTH CHALLENGE - COMMUNICATE – STAYING IN TOUCH AFTER DISCHARGE - Four Oaks' Dancers - COMMUNICATE – BE ON THE RIGHT TRACK - Communicate-Early and Often - How Can We Help? - OT Month Treats at the Richwood - May is Better Hearing & Speech Month!! - May is Senior Citizen's Month - Permanent Solution To Sustainable Growth Rate - Living the Values: May 2014 - MANUAL MEDICAL REVIEW IS BACK!! - Employee Wellness Month Challenge - And the Doc-Fix Debate Begins---Again!! - Summer Family Picnic! - All’s Quiet On The Home Front—Or Is It Really? - Living the Values: May 2014 (pt 2) - KARM Dragon Boat Festival '14 - OMG---The OIG!!! - Summer Family Picnic- What A Success! - Living Our Values - Independence Day Carnival - Relationships - COT OMRA’s—Change Effective October 1, 2014 - Find Your Happy Place - Fall Reduction Program - Feed the Pig! - Sooie! - Proud Piggies - Education Committee Update - Goodbye 2014! Hello 2015! - FEBRUARY BLOG CHALLENGE - 2014 OIG Work Plan - Happy New Year—A Budget Agreement Has Been Met! - PEPPER: Changing The Way We Look At Things - Long Term Care Commission’s Report - What’s Happening On The Regulatory Front!! - Changing, in More Ways Than One - End of Life and Quality Therapy Services - Getting It Right When Things Go Wrong - It’s not My Job! - Road Block - Digging Deep…………… - PASSION ……COMPASSION……..ACTION! - A Sense of Entitlement - Caring for One Another……………… - An Attitude of Gratitude - 2013 FP Symposium Now Online! - Wellness is a journey… not a destination - All work and no play, makes Johnny a dull boy! - My Commit2fit Journey - The Sound of Music - Beat the Winter Blues - TIME TO PAUSE? - The Gratitude Graffiti Project - Shhhhhhh…..It’s a Secret!! - Security Awareness - FALL Back into Good Habits - Why I Do What I Do - Medical Review of Claims --- THE ADR - Perfect Effort - Listen to Your Body - Spring Fever - Simon Says, “Review!” - Heart of Steel - It Always Feels Like Somebody’s Watchin’ Me! - Nature's Medicine - A Season for Hope - Effective Communication - Our PHI is NOT Under Lock and Key! - Be Brave: Don't Give Up! - Workplace Violence in the News - FP University Rolls Out New Therapy App - Be More Efficient! - Check it Triple Twice! - The Power of Communication - Commitment to New Year Resolutions - The Huge Reason to Never Hug the RUG - TECHNOLOGY! Better Than Sliced Bread? - New Year New You Challenge - And……Take Two! - It’s A Wonderful Time of the Year - Advocate! - KEEP CALM AND BE READY! - OIG 2013 Work Plan: Nursing Home Areas Of Focus - OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU………. - CARING FOR THE CLINICALLY COMPLEX PATIENT - Season of Change - “PET POWER” - Too Many Hands in the Cookie Jar? We say no…. - ICD-10 Is Just Around the Corner! - VISION AND FUNCTION - A Committed Committee - Great Expectations, Great Success! - Harbor's Edge Reading Challenge - Commit to Self-Improvement in 2014! - Medicare Updates - ACO’s ARE HERE: LET THE CONVERSATIONS BEGIN. - The Time Is Now To Shore Up Readmission Rates - CMS Issues 2013 Proposed Rules - Who Is Looking Out for You - PREPARING OR NOT PREPARING? ---For what?? - OCTOBER IS PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH!! - Treating Pain Effectively in LTC - What is Dementia? - Dementia Care Strategies - FRAZIER WATER PROTOCOL - ACHIEVING CLINICAL EXCELLENCE - Functional Maintenance Programs - Cardiac Recovery - “Pathways to Wellness” – A Way of Life - Fall Prevention and Safety - SPEECH THERAPY EVALUATION CODE CHANGING!! - I AM THANKFUL! - It's Time For Falling Leaves..... - The Technology Age! Love It? Or Hate It? - THERAPY CAPS---100 DAYS LEFT! - April 10, 2014----Save The Date!! - Safe Transition Planning - BENEFITS OF AN AQUATIC THERAPY PROGRAM - Rehab Dining….What is This? - CLINICAL “JEOPARDY” - Home Assessment and Patient Safety - POSITIONING TO IMPROVE FUNCTION - Clinical Decision Making - Medication and Therapy Treatment - ORAL CARE AND HEALTH IN LONG TERM CARE - New Dining Practice Standards - Maintenance Therapy and Medicare Reimbursement - Prior Level of Life - Quality: What does that really mean? - Pain…are you Aware? - Standardized Functional Assessments - ICD-10: It’s Closer Than You Think! - Quality = Self Improvement - Beyond Words: Caregiver Communication Strategies - Bring in the New Year with a $50 Gift Card! - Mentoring - Progress? - Government Reports Regarding 2012 MMR Process - Lymphedema Management - Why Make Innovation a Priority? - CERTS---Are these breath mints?? - RAC ACTIVITY- REGION A & B & C - Music Therapy - RAC Manual Medical Review - Geriatric Strength Training - Documentation--Roadmap? - What are LCDs?? - Dementia Staging - Pain Assessment - Reasonable and Necessary Therapy Services - The Health Benefits of Laughter Against Stress - Acute Change of Condition - News: CMS responds regarding MMR & Therapy - QAPI (Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement) and Therapy: Part 3 - How to Help Someone With OCD - "Triple Check? Why? We Don't Get Denials!" - Seating - MEDICARE PART B THERAPY - Heart and Soul: Wellness for the Mind and Body - Functional Reporting and Manual Medical Review - Power of the Pen - MMR ADRs - Driven by What You Believe, Not by What and How! - ARE WE OUT OF THE WOODS YET? - READY, SET, SUBMIT! - Mobile Apps for Health and Wellness Management - What’s In Store for Quarter Four? - Everything’s Big in Texas! - Are You Surviving? - Leisure Pursuit - To Post or Not to Post----Will They Post? - Change…is Inevitable - Partnership - We are Family - Stop the Madness! - Living the Values - Who has their Ducks in a Row? - 2014 SNF PPS Proposed Rule Posted - I’ll Take A Bowl Of That Alphabet Soup Please! - American Taxpayer Relief Act: Therapy Impact - Documentation is Key! - Thank Goodness The Election Is Over!! - MEETING NEEDS – MARKETING THAT WINS - “Thank You Challenge” - Delta - Hospital Readmissions Continue To Make News - RESTORATIVE NURSING AND QUALITY OF LIFE - AUDIT SUCCESS: Free Your Claims from Denial - How to Implement and Sustain an Innovative Clinical Program - FP's Fattened Piggies - Part B Therapy: More Stormy Weather Ahead! - Leading Age Annual Convention - AHCA 63rd Annual Convention & Expo - Risk Management: Getting to the Root of a Problem - Developing and Executing Strong Action Plans - How to Reduce the Stress of a Government Audit - Safe Weight Loss Tips for Older Adults - SNF Therapy Research Project - QAPI: Developing A Plan - CHANGE, BUT DON’T FORGET !