Tools
04/12/2019
by: Megan Batty, HCS-D
Use these query forms, created by Megan Batty, HCS-D, to help you more effectively query physicians for necessary diagnostic detail. 
03/20/2019
Use this crosswalk to identify many of the key changes between the existing PPS and the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which is slated to begin on or after Jan. 1, 2020.
03/06/2019
Use this tool to help COPD patients understand when they are at greatest risk, when to call the agency or doctor and when to call 911. 
02/27/2019
Use this tool to better understand the differences and similarities between longstanding M-items used to capture functional ability and activities of daily living (ADLs) and the GG items new to OASIS-D. 
02/21/2019
by: CMS
CMS has released the chart below to explain how the various HHRGs will be recorded under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
02/21/2019
by: CMS
CMS' diagram summarizes the case-mix system for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which takes effect on or after Jan. 1, 2020.
02/13/2019
by: CMS
CMS has released the chart below to explain how the various HHRGs will be recorded under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). 
02/06/2019
by: Megan Batty
Use these query forms, created by in 2017 by Megan Batty, HCS-D, as examples of how you can more effectively query physicians for necessary diagnostic detail. 
01/24/2019
by: CMS
Use this tool to help clinicians understand which response options are acceptable for GG0130 (Self-care) and GG0170 (Mobility).
01/24/2019
by: CMS
Use this decision tree to code the patient’s/resident’s performance on the assessment instrument. 

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