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CMS Moratorium Extended!

CMS Moratorium extended! in the following geographical areas...

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Submitting Request for Records to Medicare

More than 47% of denials by PalmettoGBA for the period of 10/2017-12/2018 were related to...... Read More...

Quality Assurance data for Performance Improvement

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!


Have your organization updated the Notice of Medicare Non-coverage (NOMNC) forms with the new QIO information?

Up-date your organization Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) forms! Effective August 1, 2015 QIOs toll free number that appears in the Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) has changed for Florida Beneficary in area 2: KEPRO - (844)455-8708

Documentation Tip - Corrections to the clinical record

Always make sure you know your organization's policy and procedure for correcting documentation in the patient medical record.

Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Program (HHVBPP) Pilot  Program Picture

Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Program (HHVBPP) Pilot Program

Preliminary and final reports are available at the Value Based Portal site!

Errors when writing skilled visits frequency and duration

Did you know that the Medicare week varies from one home care agency to another?

Disease Management Using Evidence Best Practices to Improve Patient Outcomes

Home Health clinicians need to be aware that they not only impact the Medicare Home Health Outcomes but also the Physician Quality Reporting and Hospital Outcomes. Outcome Measures as Heart Failure are being measure across Hospitals Quality Initiatives/ Physicians Quality Reporting System / Home Health Compare. Educating home health clinicians can be an investment that pays dividends in the form of referrals, staff retention and increasing agency revenue.

Many hospitals are reaching out to home health agencies to educate them on their Heart Failure Disease Management Program and other initiatives that the hospital may not be reaching the benchmark. This is a great opportunity to become a member of the patient's health care team to prevent re-hospitalization. For more information on the Post-Acute Care Program and the physician quality reporting program go to www.cms.gov.

Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) provides free educational materials for home care organizations to educate their patients and clinicians using Evidence Based Practices.".

Another  benefict in  joining  HHQI is choosing to participate in the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR).