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Quality Management Role For The Betterment of Your Agency Picture

Quality Management Role For The Betterment of Your Agency

The Quality Manager can be a catalytic agent between departments in your organization. A Quality Manager in a strategic position in an organization can help improve revenues in multiple ways. Identifying processes assigned to staff ....

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...

CMS Moratorium Extended!

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

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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.

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?

Denials for Skilled Services Not Being Reasonable and Necessary

Tips on skill home care services not considered reasonable and necessary. According to CMS Palmetto, Medicare Home Health denials for the 1st quarter of 2015 reached over 12% due to...

Fostering a Culture of Quality Picture

Fostering a Culture of Quality

A Quality Manager function is to build and foster a culture of quality within an organization.

Understanding the Purpose of Creating a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Committee 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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