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Whether you decide to end your vaccine mandate, modify the existing requirements or keep the current policy, you’ll want to follow the written rules you have in place.
An early look at data on OASIS-E trends shows that agencies are transferring a reconciled medication list to subsequent providers at transfer nearly 70% of the time. 
New legislation expected to be introduced soon will seek to prevent steep payment cuts that could be in the 2024 home health payment rule.
The waiver allowing clinicians to complete the OASIS in 30 days expired with the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, meaning clinicians now have just five days to complete the OASIS-E assessment.
CMS has offered a handful of compliance updates and clarifications in advance of mandatory reporting for telehealth visits and remote patient monitoring beginning July 1, 2023.
As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plots a future rule to address workplace violence in health care settings, home health care leaders are building their own guidance around workplace safety.
CMS addressed the conflicting information given in the OASIS-E assessment versus the OASIS-E Guidance Manual for when to complete the entire Patient Mood Interview for D0150. This information was released in the April OASIS-E Q&As.
Clinicians may be more accurately scoring OASIS GG items for mobility and self care, particularly when compared to when the pandemic started. Part of that may be the increased attention to overall OASIS accuracy for the new OASIS-E.
Hospice agencies need to focus on improving their internal mechanisms for compliance review and use industry data to compare with their internal results on things like length of stay and live discharges.
Clinicians should instruct patients to read their medication labels and teaching sheets out loud to assess for vision but also to assess how well patients read and comprehend health information.


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