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New Normal

New Normal

Back in February when we first started learning about the devastation of COVID-19, many were thinking, “how long before we get back to normal?”  Two months or more into this and, as we slowly start to gingerly take baby steps to returning, it seems this will be our...
Embracing Technology

Embracing Technology

There is a lot going on as we face daily challenges with COVID-19 and the public health emergency.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our front-line workers who work so hard every day.  THANK YOU for making a difference in the lives you touch!...
Words from Functional Pathways President

Words from Functional Pathways President

To All Employees:   Time and time again, crisis, although fearful, also pulls people together. I can’t tell you how proud I am of the FP family and the collective response to the Covid-19 virus. The stories that we are hearing from the facilities about the...
Coronavirus

Coronavirus

The news is focused on COVID-19 so as we wrap up Patient Safety Awareness Week, we will look at some actions to prevent the spread of respiratory germs in your community. Support hand and respiratory hygiene, as well as cough etiquette by residents, visitors, and...
RAI Manual V1.17.1 Update

RAI Manual V1.17.1 Update

On September 18, 2019, CMS published the updated Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual V1.17.1 replacement manual pages and change tables. In order to assist providers with accurate clinical category designation under the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), CMS...
Interim Payment Assessment

Interim Payment Assessment

There are situations when a Skilled Nursing provider may complete an assessment after the 5-day assessment.  This assessment is an unscheduled assessment and when deemed appropriate by the provider, may be completed to capture changes in the resident’s status and...