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OASIS Tip - M1600 Patients discharged with an UTI on discharge and PAEs Report

Are your Potentially Avoidable Events (PAEs) Report showing an increase in patients being discharged while having an UTI?

Falls

Patients falls are a marker of frailty, immobility...

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According to CMS in 2011 several nursing homes providers begun testing CMS QAPI Program, Quality Assurance (QA) and Performance Improvement (PI), Program which includes Five Elements...

Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM)-Effective January 1, 2020 CMS Home Health Payment Methodology. Picture

Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM)-Effective January 1, 2020 CMS Home Health Payment Methodology.

Have you downloaded the CMS PDGM Excel file from the CMS Home Health Agency Center?

CMS Quality Measurements Projects and the Goals

CMS is presently developing outcome core measures that are patient oriented and cross providers setting during the continuum of care.

November 28, 2015

Home Health will be seen changes to the OASIS-C2 to OASIS-D, effective January 2019. All home health organization will need to ensure that their clinicians receive aggressive education on OASIS data collection, communicating with other health care providers outside home care and use best practices. On July 2016 home care organization opportunity to improve their QOA Report will have ended. At the same time home care organizations need to develop a process(es) to ensure that anyone in the organization that identifies an opportunity to improve patients outcomes reports the findings to the appropriate clinician. Some proposed measures being considered are:

Timely Initiation of Care

Patient Safety: Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Care

Improvement in pain interfering with activity and CAHPS measures

Plus the measure that you can find in the Federal Register/Volume.80, No. 132/Friday, July 10, 2015/Propose Rules