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CMS Quality Measurements Projects and the Goals

CMS is presently developing outcome core measures that are patient oriented and cross providers setting during the continuum of care.

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…?”

Up-date to ICD-10!

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

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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Your home health outcomes vs. hospitals outcomes in your community Picture

Your home health outcomes vs. hospitals outcomes in your community

What data sources is your Quality Manager overseen that may put your home health organization ahead of others?

Have your organization updated the Notice of Medicare Non-coverage (NOMNC) forms with the new QIO information?

Up-date your organization Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) forms! Effective August 1, 2015 QIOs toll free number that appears in the Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) has changed for Florida Beneficary in area 2: KEPRO - (844)455-8708

Samples of Documentation

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

Preparation for Survey is an enormous task that begins the day your home health agency is licensed.

Preparing for Initial State Survey for a Home Health Care Agency

HHCN Today consultants/auditors will be able to not only provide your organization with a non-vies professional constructive critique but assist you in developing, implementing and monitoring a plan of action to improve processes within your organization to always be ready for survey. How do we do this? Simply by collecting data, there is an enormous amount of data in a home health agency that when collected, aggregated and analyzed will provide administrators and clinicians with a quantitative and qualitative picture of your organization Quality Management needs to be cost effective and improves administrative and clinical performance.

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Preparation for Survey.... HHCNToday consultants/auditors will be able to not only provide your organization with a non-vies professional constructive critique but assist you in developing, implementing and monitoring a plan of action to improve processes within your agency to always be ready for survey.

Data Collection

How do we do this? Simply by collecting data, there is an enormous amount of data in a home health agency that when collected, aggregated, disseminated and analyzed will provide administrators and clinicians with a quantitative and qualitative picture of your organization.

Findings as clinicians answering OASIS questions wrongly, data entering personal entering the opposite OASIS data in the organization system and transmitting it to CMS can result in poor outcomes results being posted in the HH-Compare. This type of findings can also put the organization at risk for exceeding the threshold on "Potentially Avoidable Events" which can trigger a survey.

At the same time you can identify that clinicians are compliant with completing patient occurrences related to patient falls by correlating the patients who required emergent care due to a fall on the "Potentially Avoidable Events" report. All this information can be use as the foundation to formulate an education plan not only for clinicians but also for the office staff and develop new or refine structural or clinical processes.

Other activity that can help an organization be proactive is completing chart audits and aggregating and analyzing the data in a quantitative format. A chart audit tool is an instrument that can measure compliance with clinical practice, regulation and standards from accreditation bodies. The data can also help identify and support compliance with other processes in the organization as the admission process, development of the Plan of Care, compliance with clinical practice, infection control and risk management issues.

A Quality Manager can help an organization manage these activities in a cost effective manner.