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The Interview Process and MDS 3.0
By Chris Ebell, Chris Ebell and Mary Gennerman | Posted on 10.29.2010 | with 0 comments
It is October 2010, therefore the new MDS 3.0 is now in use in long-term care. MDS 3.0 has been designed to improve the accuracy and usefulness of the MDS. Among the changes that stem from MDS 3.0 is the introduction of resident interviews as part of the assessment process, giving the residents more opportunities to voice their needs and desires.  Read more »
Top 5 Home Care Assessment Tips for Therapists
By Chris Ebell | Posted on 10.29.2010 | with 0 comments
Providing therapy in the home can be challenging and rewarding. These strategies will help you discover what the patient needs and what their support systems are.  Read more »
New Diagnosis to Support Cognitive Intervention
By Mary Gennerman, OTR/L | Posted on 10.29.2010 | with 0 comments
The choice of a treatment diagnosis is important for communication and focus of our interventions with persons who have cognitive impairments. As discussed in previous articles, indicating ‘decreased function' alone does not fully describe the reason for skilled intervention.  Read more »
Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 3-9
By Crisis Prevention Institute | Posted on 10.29.2010 | with 0 comments
Mental Health Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) 2010 is October 3-9.  Read more »
Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Services Under Medicare B Cap Exceptions
By Mary Gennerman | Posted on 10.29.2010 | with 0 comments
As of January 1, 2006, the moratorium on a Medicare B financial limitation (Cap) expired. For the calendar year of 2006, the new annual limit on the allowed amount for outpatient physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined is $1,740 and a separate $1,740 for occupational therapy.  Read more »
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