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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...

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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...

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Quality Management Role For The Betterment of Your Agency

The Quality Manager can be a catalytic agent between departments in your organization. A Quality Manager in a strategic position in an organization can help improve revenues in multiple ways. Identifying processes assigned to staff ....

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.

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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...

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).