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Keep Dementia Training Front of Mind

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Fri, Jun 13, 2014

Keep Dementia Training Front of Mind:  Harmony often discusses clinical review of individual patient interventions with the rehabilitation and nursing team regarding identification, assessment, and management of patients with advanced dementia.  While treatment of low functioning, demented, or long term patients is challenging, Harmony believes that with increased training regarding targeted strategies, this particular group of residents will benefit greatly from skilled interventions. There are three levels of Rehabilitation that meets skilled criteria in the SNF setting.

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Topics: SNF, Therapy, Nursing, Dementia, Skilled Nursing, Skilled Therapy, Rehabilitation, Alzheimer's, patient intervention

Improve the Accuracy in Coding of Section G; ADL Functional Status

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Wed, Jul 31, 2013

One of the most frequently asked questions during our facility site visits is about how to improve the accuracy in coding of Section G; ADL Functional Status.  The answer is always education, education, education!  Staff turnover and "urban myths" about coding are two barriers that make frequent education a must.  

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Topics: CMS, Skilled Nursing, Medicare, Therapy, Legislation, Documentation

Medicare Meeting (Beneficiary Review Meeting)- Medicare Minute

Posted by Peter Mastrangelo on Wed, Mar 07, 2012

Medicare Meeting - Medicare Minute

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Topics: Medicare Part A, Skilled Nursing, Medicare, ADL

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