The Final Rule

The Final Rule

The Final Rule, published by CMS on November 23, 2018, addresses several items that will affect the treating therapist, whether in outpatient hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, or comprehensive outpatient...
Post-Acute Care: A Season of Change

Post-Acute Care: A Season of Change

Post-Acute Care is in a season of change.  In the Skilled Nursing Facility, we are facing a lot of change in the next year.First, while we are all preparing for PDPM, we need to take some time to review the Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the...
Coming Soon: ICD-11

Coming Soon: ICD-11

On June 18, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new International Classification of Diseases, Version 1.1 (ICD-11) but it won’t be until after 2022 that we will be expected to begin using the new codes. On the WHO website, the announcement states,...
Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Erica Holt graduated from college with a degree as an occupational therapy assistant degree knowing she wanted to make a difference in long term care.  After several years working as a staff clinician, she wanted to learn about operational and clinical management.  At...