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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 ....

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.

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...

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..."


The Language of ICD-10

You are going to need to re-wire your brain!

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...

Effective Communication Processes

Leadership tools must include alternative effective processes of communication in order to achieve cohesiveness in an organization and prevent negative events from occurring.

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CMS Star Report

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

Medicare Home Health 

Skilled Services are define by Medicare (CMS) as the care that a patient having a medical condition e.g. pressure ulcer, Hypertension, Stroke may require from a license healthcare provider as a Registered/License Practical Nurse, Physical Therapist (PT/ST/OT) or Social Worker.
Medicare home health services are not available to provide personal care or manage chronic conditionsA Case Manager (RN or a Therapist) will be assign to you. The Case Manager responsibilities include coordinating services with other health care providers For example, if the Case Manager evaluates that the patient may benefit from assistance from a Social Worker (MSW) to assist with identifying, managing and obtaining services that will assist with improving the patient's medical condition, the Case Manager will consult your physician for an order.