Rehab Realities by Renee Kinder
With established cognitive treatment code codes published in the final rule, we are no longer lost!
I continue to believe the occasional concerns, regulatory misunderstandings and questions associated with internal policy seen in the post-acute world are often secondary to a general lack of understanding of the rules.
The new payment system has resulted in some creative MDS-related questions regarding the PDPM areas associated with swallow and diet.
October 1 was a day … I struggle to select the appropriate adjective to describe it appropriately. But it was a very long day.
Can quality outcomes be delivered with fewer therapy minutes now that PDPM is pushing other payment buttons? The question deserves a full airing.
Friday evenings in our house have a general theme as we transition into the weekend.
As PDPM comes ever nearer to being reality, conversations across therapy teams should remain focused on ensuring care is uniquely skilled, and that therapists are practicing at the top of their clinical license.
It’s that time again! Time for back to school, meeting new teachers, making new friends and looking forward to adventures ahead.
Roosters do not lay eggs. I would say that is a fact that we can all agree on.
Freedom means a lot of different things to people. I often feel it just means getting out of typical routines and spreading out in more of a creative sense while also getting back to functional care and therapy roots.
Life hasn’t just been stormy. It’s been more like a torrential downpour that will not stop. But we all know that after a storm comes the … rainbow, new life, and a fresh beginning.
I wrote two weeks ago about Maslow’s hierarchy, its relation to caregiving, and the benefit of aiming to achieve an esteem level belonging with the care you provide allowing individuals to feel fully respected. As a refresher, our needs are built across tiers of sorts, each tier must be met before an individual can progress…
The author is enjoying an “exponential” payoff, having recently channeled her inner streaks of Isaac, Lawson, Emmy, Joseph and Kathryn.
I recently had the pleasure of hearing a COO of a group of nursing homes present a closing session at their organization’s annual meeting. The company’s nursing teams, administrators and MDS Coordinators had spent a week together learning of regulatory updates, sharing ideas, and determining best approaches to practice in the coming year. His presentation,…
Transitions in care can be difficult, they can be scary, and when not coordinated appropriately they can be downright dangerous.
Dysphagia diet framework consists of eight levels (0-7) and includes both foods and liquids on a single continuum.
We have completed our brackets, we have identified key team players, and the industry is as engrossed in Patient-Driven Payment Model Coding Madness as a true-blue Kentucky fan! So how are your players lining up? Are you set for a full court press leading into October or will you be ending with a buzzer beater?…
Who has mentored and inspired you? What have you done to return the favor downstream? Here’s my story.
Everyone is, or should be, looking for what their new sweet spot will be in the coming year.
How can we overcome working together as an interdisciplinary team while also respecting and honoring the expertise of all to ensure we are trusting, protecting, hoping and persevering together? Interprofessionalism in practice and education is the answer.