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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.

Does staff cohesiveness impact your organization success?

Leadership tools must include alternative effective forms of communication in order to achieve cohesiveness in an organization, read more...

CMS Moratorium Extended!

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

Understanding Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)

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

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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?

Falls

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

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).