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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...

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Understanding Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)

Understanding the role that Medicare Secondary Payer plays to patient care and your agency is critical.

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..."


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...


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

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?


The PEPPER (Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic) Report is a free tool that can help home health organizations assess the risk for improper Medicare Payment. According to TMF Health Quality Institute who develop this free tools home health agencies can ustilize it to monitor their claims for potential risks as upcoding, increase number of episodes with 5-6 visits, more than 20 therapy visits during an early or late episode and others.



Take a look at the PEPPER  Portal by follow this link: PEPPER Portal 

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