Free Dementia Course

In this ever-changing healthcare environment, there are times when the patient’s perspective can get misunderstood. Relias has made available for free a powerful and insightful educational training course, “A Day in the Life of Henry: A Dementia Experience” to promote empathy for Dementia Sufferers. “A Day in the Life of Henry provides professionals across the healthcare…

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What’s Your Section GG Plan?

As you are aware, Section GG had the most changes in the MDS revisions effective October 1, 2018, including adding 36 new items, modifying existing text, and changes to when the inactivity codes should be used. All Section GG new item additions focus on patient function with coding on the admission and discharge assessments. While…

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Rehabilitation Week at Gates Manor

Guest post by Floraine Emata-Pagcu, PT, DOR Gates Manor is a Skilled Nursing facility for sub-acute and long-term care which is nestled in a beautiful area of Montclair, New Jersey. Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc. is very proud to provide the patient-centered and quality rehabilitation programs including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology in…

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Finding a Common Language

Guest post by Michelle Wall, OTR, DOR   Every day presents new challenges and adventures, but nothing that the rehab team can’t handle! When it comes to providing patient-centered care, meeting a patient’s unique needs sometimes can involve overcoming language or communication barriers. Our team has become proficient in using technology to our advantage in…

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National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Saturday, September 22, is the first day of Fall and marks the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This year’s theme, Take a Stand to Prevent Falls, seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population. As you…

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Celebrating the Jewish New Year!

Those observing the holiday believe that the book of life, which determines an individual’s fate for the coming year, opens on Rosh Hashanah, and is sealed at the end of Yom Kippur. The Jewish new year is not just a time to renew our resolve, rather, it’s the time when our fate stands in the…

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PDPM – The Question on Everyone’s Mind

by Vanessa Cardenas, Chief Operating Officer The question on everyone’s mind regarding the new payment model, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) is, “Since, counting therapy minutes does not affect reimbursement under PDPM, will my facility still be paid for all three therapy components (PT, OT, and SLP) even if therapy is not actively treating or…

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              AMERICA’S GOLDEN TWINS by Yaffa Liebermann   In a beautiful city, There were twins, Not of flesh and blood, But of steel, concrete, and glass. They were the center of the skyline. They were the spirit of the city. At sunset they shined like gold, While inside they had real gold. They held people…

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World Physical Therapy Day

Guest post by Floraine Emata-Pagcu, PT, DOR Saturday, September 8th is World Physical Therapy Day.  This day is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution our profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent. The human body is remarkably easy to damage and break,…

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Are You Prepared for PDPM?

As of this moment, you may be wondering how the proposed Patient-Driven Payment Model, or PDPM for short, will impact your business. As you are aware, this new reimbursement model is not just a revision of the current Resource Utilization Group (RUG) system. It is a total overhaul of the payment model used by SNFs…

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