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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...
Positioning Your Team for Change

Positioning Your Team for Change

Change is the name of the game as we move through 2019 and toward the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), one of the largest realignments of service delivery the rehabilitative care industry has experienced in 20 years.  Functional Pathways has been preparing staff...
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...
Proposed Rule for FY 2020

Proposed Rule for FY 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) publicly posted the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) Proposed Rule. The rule updates Medicare Part A per-diem payment rates as well as proposing other key policy...
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...