A Hard Diet to Swallow?

A Hard Diet to Swallow?

Have you heard of IDDSI? It stands for International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative.  It is a framework to standardize terminology and definitions for food textures and liquid thicknesses in order to avoid confusion often created by different names used to...
Out with the Old, In with the New!

Out with the Old, In with the New!

As you are probably aware, there is a lot of change about to take place in our industry.  The amount of information is overwhelming and confusing.  Let’s see what is in store for us. Two main areas of change are noted in the SNF Final Rule  and The Medicare Physician...
Section GG: Ready, Set, GO!

Section GG: Ready, Set, GO!

Beginning October 1, 2018, CMS will implement changes to the assessment-based quality measures (Section GG).  This section of the MDS will continue be entered on the initial and final assessments.  The data will allow functional outcomes to be measured as a part of...