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...
Speech Therapy in a PDPM World

Speech Therapy in a PDPM World

PDPM is coming- are you, the SLP, ready?  Do you know what this means for us Speechies?  How do we fit into the changes in the new payment system? How do we make sure we, as skilled therapists and a profession, remain relevant as we move forward?  We should not see...
The Final Rule

The Final Rule

The Final Rule, published by CMS on November 23, 2018, addresses several items that will affect the treating therapist, whether in outpatient hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, or comprehensive outpatient...
Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Erica Holt graduated from college with a degree as an occupational therapy assistant degree knowing she wanted to make a difference in long term care.  After several years working as a staff clinician, she wanted to learn about operational and clinical management.  At...