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How specific are your clinicians when developing a Patient Fall Program? How do you track and educate clinicians to reduce and or prevent patient injuries related to patients\' falls? The Triangle Pyramid...

Up-date to ICD-10!

Changes to ICD-10 for 2018-2019 from the CDC!

Encouraging Physicians to Properly Complete Face to Face Encounters

Physicians may find themselves being denied payment by CMS for Case Management overseen fees and office visits due to poor documentation in their patient\\\'s medical record.

CMS Proposed Rule of the Home Health QAPI Program

CMS propose regulations needs more work! Make home care organizations assign the QAPI Program responsibilities to a staff member who is free of conflict between the non-clinical and clinical departments in the home care organization.


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How is your organization dealing with the ICD-10 implementation?

Here are some tips that can help your organization

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Fostering a Culture of Quality

A Quality Manager function is to build and foster a culture of quality within an organization.

Pain Management in Home Health

Pain Management ....

Understanding Medicare Home Health Services

Services offered by Home Health Care Network Today

Preparing for State Survey

Preparation for Survey.... HHCN Today consultants will be able to not only provide your organization with a non-vies professional constructive critique but assist you in developing, implementing and monitoring a plan of action to improve processes within your organization to always be ready for survey. How do we do this? Simply by collecting data, there is an enormous amount of data in a home health agency that when collected, aggregated, disseminated and analyzed will provide administrators and clinicians with a quantitative and qualitative picture of your organization.

Findings may include clinicians answering OASIS questions incorrectly, non-clinical personal entering the opposite OASIS answers theses errors once transmitted to CMS can result in poor outcomes in the Home Health Compare(HH-Compare), Five Star and Home Health Value Based Purchasing Program(HH-VBPP). Home Heath Compare results have become a marketing tool for home health agencies. Other consequences of inaccurate OASIS data submission can result in failing state survey due to more than usual "Potentially Avoidable Events" which can trigger a survey.

Compliance - Quality Assurance Manager

Other activity that can help an organization be proactive is completing chart audits at least quarterly and aggregating the data to produce quantitative answers that can be use to target the improvement of the agency performance. A chart audit tool is an instrument that can measure compliance with clinical practice, regulation and standards from accreditation bodies. The data can also help identify and support compliance with other processes in the organization as the admission process, development of the Plan of Care, compliance with clinical practice, infection control and risk management issues.

Our Quality Manager can help your organization manage these activities in a cost effective manner.

Reviewed 10/2019