Quality Outcomes
01/28/2021
Hospice coders should keep guidelines and conventions in mind when coding for COVID-19 and its associated conditions.
01/13/2021
The percent of COVID-19 patients with high functional impairment was 49% versus 44% of all patients who had high functional status between April and December 2020, according to Strategic Healthcare Programs’ (SHP) national database. (See benchmark.)
01/13/2021
Acute Hospital Care at Home could serve as an opportunity for home health agencies to partner with hospitals.
01/07/2021
Refine your disease management program to increase revenue and referrals, improve patient outcomes and decrease hospitalization rates.
12/10/2020
Agencies may soon have updated best practices for reducing falls thanks to a new program by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare.
12/03/2020
Managing and caring for wound care patients in the home can be a challenge, and with the added effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that agencies work to combat these challenges.
12/03/2020
Clinicians sometimes get tripped up when deciding which diagnoses to include on the plan of care (POC).
11/12/2020
A drop in the number of charts completed by those who are doing coding and OASIS review is, in part, due to the January implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and the specificity required in documentation that came along with it.
11/05/2020
An OASIS assessment with a stronger description of the patient’s needs, as well as fewer red flags, is made easier with a collaborative relationship between the reviewer and clinician.
11/05/2020
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about the final 2021 ICD-10 Codes, agencies asked questions of Ohio-based independent home health and hospice consultant Brandi Whitemyer, RN, CDIP, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-O.

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