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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.

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.

Discipline Frequency and Duration Orders

Did you know that the Medicare week to write orders for treatments and/or frequency and duration varies from home health agency to home health agency? For more information see "Are you knew to the home…?”

Understanding Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)

Understanding the role that Medicare Secondary Payer plays to patient care and your agency is critical.

Tips

Ready for CMS QAPI Program?

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?

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?

Medicare Home Health Compliance...Are You Ready?

Continue staff education that focuses on identified negative patient outcomes and ineffective organization’s process will ensure improve compliance with regulatory requirements and decrease Risk Management issues.

Continuing Education for the Staff

Continue staff education that focuses on identified negative patient outcomes and ineffective organization’s process will ensure improve compliance with regulatory requirements and decrease Risk Management issues. Education sessions do not need be complex, time consuming or expensive.

Annual Educational In-Services

The following are Annual Educational In-services that may improve your organization patient outcomes and improve structural processes:
• Preventing Re-hospitalization
• OASIS
• Documenting Homebound Status
• Wound Care Management
• CMS OASIS Q&As
• Infection Control
• Injuries related to falls and completing and Occurrence Reports

Revised 1.2020