Why was AOTA’s 2020 Annual Conference & Expo in Boston canceled? The Governor of Massachusetts declared a state of emergency on March 10 to support the Commonwealth’s response to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-10), and he urged large organizations...
Thank you to LovelyyOT for producing a concise summary of the PDGM. It has been a little over a month since PDGM has went live (1/1/2020) in the US. If you are in home health, you most-likely have heard about...
With telemedicine becoming more popular, medicare fraud targeting this new area has been on the rise. The caller said he was with Medicare. John Ernest didn’t believe him, said “no” to the brace and hung up. He didn’t give out...
"Ransomware forces 3 hospitals to turn away all but the most critical patients" Just yesterday, I experienced my first "technical" barrier to patient care when our chart system prevented us from documenting plan of care. It affected our hospital network...
Effective 10/1/2019 Under PDPM OT Services daily rate for each patient will be determined at admission by their "categorization" and entered into the MDS (minimum data set) based on: Diagnosis, Primary reason for SNF admission, 4 total: Major...
Hide the cones, hide the rings, and all the preparatory things. AOTA had an interesting post about Cody LaRue, MS, OTR/L, who was inspired to institute a new practice called "Functional Fridays" at his facility in Petersburg, VA. “Our emphasis is...
Occupational therapy still has a long way to go compared to other disciplines. During a discharge planning meeting, I had a patient on my caseload who would have benefitted from home health occupational therapy services. I believe they were...
MoCA or Montreal Cognitive Assessment is an easy to administer screening tool for early detection of cognitive dysfunction. Conditions that the MoCA are commonly used for include Dementia, Parkinson's Disease, and Stroke. Currently, any clinician, health professional, or worker...