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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...

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.

AHCA Home Care Unit

AHCA Latest News...

Up-date to ICD-10!

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

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?

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...

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?

Falls

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

Understanding the Purpose of Creating a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Committee (QAPI) for Your Agency

QI Committee provides an opportunity to share the information collected, aggregated, analyze and presented to representatives of the organization. Like the bees when they pollinate members of the QAPI Committee can disseminate the information throughout the organization and spread the word.

HHCNToday can assist your home care agency to prepare/coordinate and provide assistance in presenting this meeting while working with your DON and Administrator.

A good way to start is to lay out a plan, I always include the following items:

Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement Plan

Key FunctionIndicatorTrigger/
Benchmarks
Dept(S)
/Team
Assessment, Care, Treatment & Service, Education, Continuum of Care & Services Patient Teaching Medication Management Documentation Wound Care Based on Casper Reports "Reference Group" QM Dept., Nursing Supervisor, Clinical Staff

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Reviewed 1/2020