Step up ambulation efforts for PDGM payments, Star Ratings & referrals

Effective Jun 27, 2024
Published Jun 27, 2024
Last Reviewed Jun 28, 2024
Think about how well you hope the patient will be able to ambulate at discharge and keep that in mind when answering the related OASIS start-of-care (SOC) item M1860 (Ambulation/Locomotion). This tip can help improve your ambulation outcomes, which are used to determine PDGM payments, Five-Star Ratings and referral volume. 
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