Quality Outcomes
07/28/2022
Starting Oct. 1 there will be 69 new ICD-10 dementia codes to further identify the stage of severity and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).
06/15/2022
Consider adding a medical director to your operations as a way to directly improve patient outcomes related to rehospitalization and medication management, while overcoming key compliance challenges and growing referrals.
06/09/2022
Some agencies have adapted their services to cater to the evolving needs of the patients they are seeing as a result of the pandemic. This approach has proven to not only reduce unnecessary hospitalizations but also attract new referrals.
05/12/2022
One of the publicly reported quality outcome measures that improved slightly in April’s quarterly refresh of home health data on Care Compare was “How often patients’ breathing improved.”
05/05/2022
Both home health and hospice agencies have an underutilized resource at their disposal to assess and reduce risks to patients: the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report.
05/05/2022
The use of Medical Social Workers (MSWs) in home health agencies has been on a quarter-over-quarter downward trend throughout the pandemic, according to new data from Strategic Healthcare Programs.
04/28/2022
Recently a bill was signed into law in Indiana requiring home health aides to complete dementia training, making Indiana one of 13 states that has a dementia training requirement for home health aides.
04/14/2022
Look beyond the focus of care when assessing risk for hospitalizations as the home health industry prepares for Home Health Value-Based Purchasing in January.
04/14/2022
 As agencies gear up for nationwide Home Health Value-Based Purchasing, it’s important to revisit your care planning practices to mitigate unnecessary LUPAs that lead to poor outcomes and negative patient satisfaction scores.
04/07/2022
With the upcoming OASIS-E implementation coming January 2023, agencies will need to refresh tools used to assess a patient’s mental status. One of these tools is the shortened Confusion Assessment Method (CAM).

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