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14th May

Season of Change

May is a time for change….weather change that is!  Good-bye cold weather and hello warmth and sunshine!  What a wonderful time of the year! Just like the season changes, we find ourselves in a constant state of change in healthcare. 

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12th May

QAPI and Therapy: Part 2

QAPI combines both traditional measures for improvement: Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement.  CMS has developed a general framework for implementing this enhanced quality improvement program in long term care, referred to as “the five key elements.” Element 1: Design and

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24th Apr


Some may not realize what the symbol in the title means. Those of you who may have been a part of a fraternity in college, studied Greek or have a strong background in mathematics may recognize this title and symbol

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22nd Apr

Music Therapy

Benefits of incorporating music into treatment: Stimulate seemingly lost memories May help restore some cognitive function Stimulates dormant areas of the brain Why music works: It is a core brain function – early in development the brain is primed to

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22nd Apr

Our Strategy: Making Common Sense, Common Practice

Functional Pathways has a twenty year tradition of providing excellence in rehabilitation.  Our clinicians have worked with thousands of patients and their families in a professional and compassionate manner to address their needs and improve their wellbeing. As we move

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20th Apr

Proposed Fiscal Year 2016

Overview On April 15, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule [CMS-1622-P] outlining proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The FY 2016 proposals and other issues discussed

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20th Apr

Permanent Solution To Sustainable Growth Rate

Finally, the Senate sent a permanent Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) solution to the president’s desk on a vote of 92 to 8. The bill, H.R. 2, will eliminate the perennial threat of providers paying for a “Doc Fix” and inject

Disabled Senior - Fun
15th Apr


Skilled Nursing Facilities strive for quality of care, quality of life, helping residents return to the community and providing compassion for those who peacefully transition from this life.  While our jobs can be hard, caregivers would agree that the real excitement is

Carer Pushing Senior Man In Wheelchair
13th Apr

QAPI and Therapy

Section 6102(c) of the Affordable Care Act requires that all nursing homes develop Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs. All nursing homes must have a QAPI program in place and implement an effective plan, according to CMS. QAPI challenges

HR Blog
7th Apr


As graduation time arrives, many parents may soon be facing a child going off to college, or out on his/her own.  This period of time is often referred to as “Empty Nest Syndrome.” When your children leave your home, you