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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...
Hide the Cones and Pegs

Hide the Cones and Pegs

As we move closer to the new world of PDPM, it is very important that our occupational therapy teams continue focus on functional intervention during their treatment session.  This is a great article from the American Occupational Therapy Association which could...
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...