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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

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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

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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

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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

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7th Apr

AUDIT SUCCESS: Free Your Claims from Denial

“Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.”  ~ Adam Clayton Powell Our current environment exhibits an increase in government audits. There is also the profound burden of the ever changing rules and regulations from CMS.  Insurance companies

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19th Mar


How is your New Year’s resolution going? Statistically, around 48% of people make a resolution to lose weight or begin exercising at the beginning of the year, but more than half have broken their resolution by March; most get discouraged

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17th Mar

Digging Deep……………

When I think about quality therapy services, my thoughts often go to the many wonderful Functional Pathways facility teams I have had the privilege of visiting in my role as Quality Liaison. I think about what it is our teams

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17th Mar

Why Make Innovation a Priority?

Innovation: a new idea, device, or method; the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods. (Merriam-Webster) While innovation in healthcare is often associated with a new high tech device or computer software technology, innovation also encompasses the