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The Introduction- Meeting Your Resident There is a skill in the art of introducing oneself and every healthcare professional must possess well practiced expertise in this area. The very essence of successful wellness care relies on this ability. This first meet and greet frequently establishes the baseline from which “trust” is built and that’s a seriously powerful tool for those wishing to care for others. You will find yourself doing this introduction repeatedly throughout you
As you review the care plan history, take note on how care plan documentation lends itself towards an integrated team care approach. While history shows that fundamental care plans were initially used as care guidelines for volunteers without medical experience or training; you will see that it later develops into one of today’s most valuable instruments for quality measures, nursing home payment, and state inspections. Let’s take a look at the historical care plan development over the centuries and its relevance in supporting continuity of care. 31st BC (3100 BC to 3001 BC) -15th Century
New Mandated Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) PDPM is one of the initiatives resulting from the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the IMPACT Act). In July 2018, CMS finalized a new case-mix classification model, the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) which is the proposed new Medicare payment rule for skilled nursing facilities. This model is intended to replace the current Resource Utilization Group (RUG-IV) system with a completely new way of calculating reimbursement and is slated to go into effect beginning October 1, 2019. Under PDPM, therapy minut