PDPM HIPPS Codes

PDPM HIPPS Codes

Beginning October 1, 2019 providers will need to begin coding a new set of Health Insurance Prospective Payment System (HIPPS) codes in Section Z0100A of the MDS as well as on the Part A claim. This coding of HIPPS codes will identify the resident’s SNF PDPM...
MDS Section J is no “J”oke!

MDS Section J is no “J”oke!

PDPM!  I am sure you have heard about this new payment system by now, right? As you prepare and position yourself for this major change, we have to not only understand all of the moving parts, but more importantly, how all of those moving parts affect resident...
Measles Aware

Measles Aware

Measles is making a comeback in 2019  Since January of this year, 22 states have experienced a total of 704 cases of measles, an infectious disease that was supposed to be eradicated almost two decades ago.  The most recent cases were found at two California...
Seated Lateral Bends

Seated Lateral Bends

Goal: To stretch the latissimus dorsi muscle, quadratus lumborum and other para spinal muscles that aid in lateral flexion of the trunk. Make overhead reaching easier. Benefits: Tight muscles that run along the sides of our bodies can lead to back and shoulder pain....