20th Apr

How to Get the Most out of Standardized Tests

The Purpose of Standardized Tests Professionals use standardized tests to accurately and objectively measure baseline status and facilitate individualized clinically appropriate therapeutic interventions. Along with supporting baselines findings they also serve to demonstrate progress throughout the treatment episode and upon

3rd Apr

The Power of Saying Hello

As April comes and goes, you will see many changes starting to take place, as flowers bloom and trees begin to blossom with the sun shining more, and days getting longer. The world of spring awaits with longer, brighter days

14th Mar

Tips for Innovative Transition Planning

As healthcare reform continues focus on the service delivery model for rehabilitation services,  “transition” is now the verbiage to use versus the traditional term of “discharge”. As a verb, transition is the process or period of changing from one state

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2nd Mar

Partnering to Combat Parkinson’s Disease

Exciting things are happening in the partnership between Functional Pathways and the Jewish Home Family. The Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Program is expanding by leaps and bounds with therapy focusing on evidenced based treatment interventions and strategies for people living with

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20th Feb

Therapy State Practice Acts

States have rules for driving a car, catching a fish, and hunting wild game. At the same time, we also have Rules and Regulations in each state for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech Language

2nd Feb

Why the Brain Needs Exercise Just Like the Body

The Baseline for Brain Health As we now know, the human brain is one of the most intriguing and highly complex organs in existence. To think it was once thought only to be a radiator for cooling blood! The ancient

20th Jan

Strategies for Five Star Ratings

Understanding How Nursing Homes are Rated Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide to their residents. Reviewing health inspection results, staffing data and quality measures are three important ways to measure nursing home quality. These

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10th Jan

Resolutions and Reflection

Happy New Year! In 2017 there is much to come, such as the presidential inauguration, a historical solar eclipse, and the usual trendy fitness goals that strike each year around this time. At the beginning of every January, everyone is

Compliance
6th Jan

Changes to PT and OT Evaluation Codes

Effective January 1, 2017 Physical and Occupational Therapists will be using new complexity-based evaluation codes and a new re-evaluation code for each discipline. This policy change was discussed in the CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rulemaking. The goal is