Revitalizing Restorative Nursing

Revitalizing Restorative Nursing

Restorative nursing is important to your facility now and will be under the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) payment system. Ensuring that our residents have services to improve or maintain their functional abilities is imperative for resident outcomes and to...
National Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient safety should always be in the forefront of all caregivers’ mind, and, in fact drive how we provide care each and every day.  Take falls for example, you should know that one of the most common and debilitating injuries which happens to healthy older people is...
PDPM Patient Classification Update

PDPM Patient Classification Update

CMS has updated the patient classification FAQ on February 14, 2019.  In this updated FAQ, CMS clarifies where the primary reason for the SNF stay will be coming from. It was previously noted that the ICD-10 code that reflects the reason for the SNF stay would pull...
Clinical Reasoning for Section GG

Clinical Reasoning for Section GG

With the newly implemented enhancements (10/01/18) to the assessment-based quality measures (Section GG) , it is imperative to take time to time to reflect on our practice patterns.  This new process will provide statistical analysis for CMS to determine the...
Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning

The Payment Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is demanding our full attention. It will drive an epic change in focus from quantity to quality of care.  Functional Pathways has created a PDPM Academy along with the launch of Medbridge to optimize our strategic initiatives to...