Benchmarks
01/21/2021
A breakdown of the maximum number of charts allowed per day for coders at agencies that have a cap.
01/13/2021
This table shows the percentage of all patients with low, medium and high functional impairment levels, along with the percentage breakdown for COVID-19 patients.
01/07/2021
Educating physicians about the need to provide detailed documentation continues to be a top challenge related to PDGM, according to HHL’s 2021 trends survey.
12/26/2020
Home health agencies expect that the response to COVID-19 will be by far the No. 1 factor that impacts their finances and operations in 2021.
12/17/2020
The data below show the breakdown of “source and timing” for home health periods that involved COVID-19 patients.
12/10/2020
The use of texting and overall cell phone use for patient care were the No. 1 HIPAA security concerns among the 247 respondents to a survey conducted by HHL’s sister organization the Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC).
12/03/2020
New CMS data of COVID-19 claims through Sept. 12 show home health referrals for patients recovering from coronavirus is similar to the rate of all home health referrals following hospitalization in recent years.
11/18/2020
PPE availability ranked as one of the top concerns that agencies expressed related to the public health emergency, according to the 247 total respondents to a survey conducted by HHL’s sister organization the Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC).
11/12/2020
Coders who perform both coding duties and partial OASIS review average between 11 to 15 charts — down from last year’s 13 to 15.
11/05/2020
Nearly one third of the 181 coders responding to a recent survey reported challenges in working with clinicians on necessary edits to an OASIS due to inconsistences or inaccuracies.

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