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...
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...