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Take steps to speed up documentation to address ongoing productivity challenges related to the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
Building agency culture and processes around patient experience helped one home health agency score well above the national average on HHCAHPS measures and simultaneously see a significant increase in friends and family referrals.
A death in the workplace can feel like a death in the family. Whether it’s sudden or expected, the death of an employee can be traumatic for staff and management. The following tips may help you navigate the needs of your company and your employees during a difficult time.
Assign only I48.1 for a diagnosis of chronic persistent atrial fibrillation, according to Q2 2019 Coding Clinic guidance.
Starting Oct. 1, 2019, coders will have 25 new codes to specifically capture deep tissue injuries (DTIs).
List all diagnoses relevant to the plan of care — not just the six allowed on the OASIS — on the home health claim. Doing so will be a big step toward ensuring rightful payment under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
Education and communication are the keys to improving timely initiation of care for agencies conducting performance improvement projects (PIPs) on the topic.
While agencies have choices when it comes to which claim review option to select for CMS’ review choice demonstration, they must be extremely cautious when making their selection.
Significant shifts in how to stage a pressure ulcer when scabbing is present and what information can be considered for a discharge OASIS were among hundreds of changes CMS made this month to OASIS Q&A guidance.
by: Megan Batty
When it comes to determining which home health coders make the higher salaries, five factors appear to have the greatest impact on coder compensation.


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