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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.

CMS Moratorium Extended!

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

Up-date to ICD-10!

Changes to ICD-10 for 2018-2019 from the CDC!

Submitting Request for Records to Medicare Picture

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...

Tips

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...

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?

Medical Record Paper Forms

Keeping track of all the organization's forms as "Modified Physician" orders, Medication Profile and others can be a challenge for home health organization. Multiple factors as high turnover of staff, not housing the forms in an assigned location in main system drive, not following a processes to develop and approve forms and not educating staff members on these issues can cause havoc in the organization's charts.

Developing paper forms is one of the most challenging task for an organizations who are not using an electronic record. Implementing a Forms Committee that includes staff members who will be impacted by changes or new forms is to the advantage of the organization. The medical records forms need to be develop to meet a state and federal regulations and accreditation standards. The home health organization needs to have a process that ensures that all forms that are part of the medical record are approved by the Governing Board and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI).

There are forms that are developed for tracking data as the Occurrence and Infection Control Reports, while these forms are not part of the medical record changes to these forms can impact statistical report for administrators and managers thus they need to be approved by the organization's Quality Manager.

Home Health Care Network Today, Inc. (HHCNT) can help you develop many of the paper forms and implement the processes necessary to ensure consistency in managing your organization forms.

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Policies & Procedures

Administrative Policies & Procedures need to be review periodically and revised to accommodate the state and federal regulations, OSHA, CDC, Department of Health requirements, accrediting bodies and more. All those impacted by a policy that is being develop or revised need to be represented in the Policy and Procedure to provide recommendations to those members of the team who are not immediately impacted by the changes or development of a new policy.

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