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...
Medicare Part B Therapy Caps Repealed!

Medicare Part B Therapy Caps Repealed!

February 9, 2018 was a historical day: for over twenty years, providers have been advocating for Medicare Part B beneficiaries to receive medically necessary therapy services that exceed a capped amount! Our voices were heard, and the President signed the bill...
A Quick Guide to Utilizing Diversity and Sensitivity

A Quick Guide to Utilizing Diversity and Sensitivity

Working in the long term care industry, we need to be aware of our communication styles and how we are perceived by the patients we serve. The Look Closer, See Me Generational Diversity and Sensitivity training program (www.LookCloserSeeMe.org) from the University of...
Pathways to Fall Prevention

Pathways to Fall Prevention

Pathways to Fall Prevention is Functional Pathways’ program that partners with interdisciplinary team members in nursing facilities to provide individualized, person-centered care, and improve fall care processes and outcomes. Many facilities have fall programs...