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24th Feb

Check it Triple Twice!

What kind of title is that? Does it make sense? If you are a facility who embraces the Triple Check process, then the title will make sense to you and maybe even give you a little chuckle! A Triple Check meeting

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23rd Feb

FP University Rolls Out New Therapy App

Functional Pathways University is undergoing the addition of some new features on top of housing orientation training and an expansive catalog of FREE CEU classes for full and part-time therapists! These new features that will help ensure the continued pursuit

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22nd Feb

Workplace Violence in the News

Violent actions in the workplace are ever present in the news these days. It’s becoming more and more common to hear of violent actions performed against healthcare workers in all the various healthcare environments. And due to the nature of

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8th Feb

Be Brave: Don’t Give Up!

As we launch into the month after ambitious new years resolutions have been set, it’s important to look at the facts:   – 39% of individuals in their twenties achieve the resolutions they set. – Only 14% of individuals over the

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15th Jan

Our PHI is NOT Under Lock and Key!

HHS Office for Civil Rights has recently released a fact sheet which is first in a series of FAQs to clarify further an individual’s core right under HIPAA to access and obtain a copy of their health information. The Office

31st Dec

A Season for Hope

For most of us, the Holiday season spurs our hope and our expectation that “everything will be okay”. It is a time of reflection, preparing for the future year and resolving past mistakes. What a joy it would be for

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16th Dec

FP’s Fattened Piggies

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s annual Feed the Pig contest! We saw some great creativity not only in the piggy costumes but also with the methods of obtaining the funds to stuff these piggies

14th Dec

Documentation is Key!

In the OIG, Office of Inspector General’s semiannual report to congress, the OIG reported that “the Medicare Payment System for Skilled Nursing Facilities needs to be reevaluated”.  The OIG reports that “Medicare payments for therapy greatly exceeded SNFs’ costs for

11th Dec

The Winter Blues and How We Can Help

When was the last time you heard someone say, “I can’t wait until winter gets here!”? Or perhaps the common variation on that: “I can’t wait until it snows!” If hearing those statements makes you feel like the person saying

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2nd Dec

Safe Transition Planning

Discharge from a SNF to the community requires the successful transfer of information from care providers to the patient and family to ensure optimal outcomes, reduce adverse events, and prevent unnecessary hospital readmissions. Preparing the patient and family to be