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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.

Using Critical Thinking to create the patient plan of care.

The worst disservice a clinician can do their patient and employer is not to use critical thinking when developing, implementing, revising the patient's Plan of Care, see "Using "Critical Thinking" during clinical practice..."

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...

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CMS Star Report

Do you know where to go to get your Medicare Star Report?

Acute-Care and Post-Acute Care Outcomes

What are the common Outcomes between Acute-Care and Post-Acute Care Organizations?

Samples of Documentation

Documentation that reflects what skills were actually performed by the clinician...

Can a home health agency provide care to a patient in a Day Care?

A patient that qualifies for the home health benefit under Medicare...

Medicare Home Health Care Agencies Obligation to Face to Face Encounters

As a August 2015 CMS no longer requires a narrative on a Face to Face Form. The expectations from CMS at the present time is that the organization need to obtain a copy of the physician's patient's medical record page where shows the reason/complaint for the visit to the physician's office, the findings, the need/reason for ordering home health and for what plus the reason why the patient is homebound, see Face to Face.

Revised 7.2016