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

Walking In The Park
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

20th Nov

2015 Client Education Summit Discussions

Functional Pathways was pleased to host thirty clients from across Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia on October 16th at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce.  This group participated in Functional Pathways’ 2015 Client Education Summit, a daylong event designed to update leadership

Your Toy Rubber Ducks In A Row
9th Nov

Who has their Ducks in a Row?

Have you submitted your October claims to their MAC already?  Have you received any denials for medical necessity due to medical diagnoses?  Well if you haven’t, you just might. Hospitals reported in October, after submitting their claims to their MAC,

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6th Nov

Stop the Madness!

Have you ever sat back and really looked at what is going on around you?  In this case, I am referring to the work setting and things like policies and procedures or processes that folks have been doing and when

View from behind of an adult son walking with his senior father
6th Nov


Like each year, time flies by! November is here, with only about 8 weeks left until Christmas, and what do we do until then? Unfortunately, I feel most people forget or often times pass up Thanksgiving without much reflection. Without