by: CMS
Use this tool to help clinicians understand which response options are acceptable for GG0130 (Self-care) and GG0170 (Mobility).
by: CMS
Use this decision tree to code the patient’s/resident’s performance on the assessment instrument. 
View the 2019 PPS final rule's effect on home health agencies and PDGM's projected effect on home health agencies.
The following is an overview from CMS about PDGM.
Only eight codes considered questionable encounters under the never finalized Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) are on the list of codes that result in a valid clinical group under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) outlined in the 2019 proposed PPS rule.
by: Teresa Northcutt, senior consultant with Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC
Use this worksheet to help select your agency’s next performance improvement project (PIP) as part of QAPI.
Use this tool for each patient to ensure your agency is complying with the portion of the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) involving care planning, coordination and quality of care.
by: QIRT
Train intake staff to use this checklist. Doing so will better ensure agencies have all the information they need to use more specific codes under a revised payment model.
by: Annette Lee, owner of Provider Insights, Inc., in Des Moines, Iowa
Use this checklist to make sure your agency has all of the information needed when responding to additional documentation requests (ADRs).
by: Arlene Maxim, a home health expert based in Troy, Mich.
Home health agencies should provide intake employees with a supplemental form they can use to gather additional information they’ll need as part of the patient rights portion of the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs). This tool is necessary because many agencies struggle to compile key patient information in advance of the initial evaluation.


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