"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...