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Post-Acute Care and Home Health Care

What happen to the Acute-Care organization's Discharge Planners and the Post-Acure Care Home Health Care Community Liaison? These roles have disappeared to be replace ....

Up-date to ICD-10!

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

Discipline Frequency and Duration Orders

Did you know that the Medicare week to write orders for treatments and/or frequency and duration varies from home health agency to home health agency? For more information see "Are you knew to the home…?”

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.


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?

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?


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

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...

Measuring Quality Outcomes Exceeding Medicare Expectations

Importance of Implementing a Patient Satisfaction Survey for Medicare Home Health Agencies

Home Health Compare (HH-Compare) includes patient outcome measures and patients survey results. This report is an incredible source of information can be utilized by your organization in many ways. Measures that provide information on clinical practices as teaching patients/caregivers about their medication made indicate need for clinical and/or data entry staff education if they do not meet the Florida/National Average. Data in the HH-Compare that demonstrate low patient re-hospitalization rate when compare to the national average can be use by your organization marketer to educate physicians in the community how your agency can assist the physician prevent their patients being re-hospitalized.

Quality of Patient CareHome Health Care Network Today, Inc.Florida AverageNational Average
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs 89% 94% 93%
How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital (Lower numbers are better) 20% 15% 16%
Patient Survey ResultsHome Health Care Network Today, INC.Florida AverageNational Average
Would patients recommend the home health agency to friends and family 75% 94% 93%

Revised 1/2020