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Also in the News for Monday, Jan. 22

Flint, MI, Nursing home reports Legionnaires’ case in city hit hard by water woes … Industry blasts Florida nursing home ‘bill of rights’ as trial lawyers’ money grab … Specialized physical therapy reduced complications, costs for Dutch Parkinson’s patients

Tim Mullaney

Playing tennis, and the ‘what if?’ game

Watching the Australian Open tennis tournament, where temperatures have been hovering around 110 degrees, has helped my recovery from the recent polar vortex. It’s also unexpectedly prompted me to reflect on the aging process and to imagine myself residing in a long-term care facility.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

Ready or not: The MDS is changing again!

On Oct. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will be updating the Minimum Data Set with another round of changes. Most are minor but there will be two changes to the therapy section. Your case-mix utilization and scheduling, will determine the degree of impact of these new changes.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

50 shades of G-coding

Sorry, ladies, I didn’t mean to get your hopes up with that title. But does anyone else feel like there is a lot of ambiguity to the new G-Coding system? Well, it’s a little too early to tell for sure, but I can already see how the new G-codes will be riddled with red flags in the next few months.

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