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Six of the top 10 standard-level survey citations from CMS involve plan-of-care issues. The data reflect 2,452 home health standard surveys conducted through November 2021.
by: CMS
The October 2021 OASAS Q&A from CMS addresses guidance around assessments for "when confused" and "when anxious," as well as pressure ulcer/injury.
With the new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for health care settings, agencies will want to review the requirements to make sure they are in compliance.
The key to getting into referral sites weekly is targeting high-value patient types and creating weekly sales
education messages for your representatives.
by: CMS
CMS has provided the attached guidance and decision tree for clinicians using the 6-level rating scale to reflect the patient’s functional abilities based on the type and amount of assistance provided by a helper.
by: CMS
Here is the April 2021 OASAS Q&A from CMS, addressing questions on which providers are allowed to certify the patient's needs and eligibility, logging patient height and UTI, and further explanation on responding to GG questions in the OASIS.
by: CMS
Here is the January 2021 OASAS Q&A from CMS, addressing provider questions on coding for pressure ulcers, assessing the ability to dress, requirements for medication reconciliation, and considerations on answering GG items.
This is an example of a home health referral checklist that agencies can provide to physicians to educate them on PDGM and what is required of home health agencies.
by: CMS
Claims with secondary diagnoses within interacting categories will qualify for a high comorbidity adjustment.
Industry experts recommend actions to take ahead of PDGM’s implementation on or after January 1, 2020.


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