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Apr 07 ICD-10 Delayed Until October 1, 2015 (Advance-SLP) --

It's official! The implementation of ICD-10 has been delayed until October 1, 2015.

Last night, the Senate approved H.R. 4302, which delays the ICD-10 implementation date to October 1, 2015. The bill also suspends the projected 24% cut to ... Read article »

Apr 07 Announcing the third edition of the occupational therapy practice framework: domain and process. (Medworm) -- Authors: PMID: 24581399 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy) Read article »
Apr 07 Performance measures rather than self-report measures of functional status predict home care use in community-dwelling older adults. (Medworm) -- This study investigated the predictive ability of three measures of FS (a self-report measure of usual behaviour, a self-report measure of capacity, and an observational performance measure-the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills [PASS]) on ... Read article »
Mar 17 A Modified Fall Risk Assessment Tool That Is Specific to Physical Function Predicts Falls in Community-Dwelling Elderly People. (Medworm) -- CONCLUSIONS:: These findings may contribute to earlier identification of high-risk fallers and intervention for fall prevention. PMID: 24577358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Physical Therapy)

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Mar 17 Handheld electronic device counteracts hand shakes caused by essential tremor (Medical News Today) -- For people whose hands shake uncontrollably due to a medical condition, just eating can be a frustrating and embarrassing ordeal - enough to keep them from sharing a meal with others. Read article »
Mar 17 Managing driving issues after an acquired brain injury: Strategies used by health professionals (Medworm) -- ConclusionThe teams described a range of strategies used to address the challenges related to driving and driving cessation which can be applied to successfully manage this issue in acquired brain injury rehabilitation. (Source: Australian Occupational Th Read article »
Feb 28 Nighttime finger splints can ease arthritis pain (Yahoo! Health) -- By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Inexpensive splints worn nightly can reduce the pain of hand osteoarthritis, a chronic ailment that affects a majority of older adults, a new study shows. "It's a well-tolerated, safe and chea... Read article »
Feb 28 At-Home Exercise Helps After Hip Break: study (Yahoo! Health) -- By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Simple at-home exercises could help seniors regain mobility and independence after recovering from a broken hip, according to a new study. Participants who followed the six-month home exercise prog... Read article »
Feb 28 With ICD-10 transition date firm and testing imminent, Medicare agency releases new provider resources (McKnights) -- Long-term care providers can refer to newly released materials about looming ICD-10 testing and the overall transition to the new coding system, but they should not expect any delay in the Oct. 1 transition date, according to the head of the Centers for M Read article »
Feb 18 Relationship between cognition and gait performance in older adults receiving physical therapy interventions in the home. (Medworm) -- ... Read article »
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