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.
by: Eileen Maguire
View this sample distracted driving policy from Gilliland, Maguire & Harper, PC.

Agencies can use the performance improvement project (PIP) outlined here as a template when crafting and documenting their own projects.
The following flow charts are the first two pages of a tool CMS created in September 2017 to ensure your agency's documentation meets Medicare requirements.
by: CMS
CMS has posted the following Q&As on a new webpage to better explain maintenance therapy and the Jimmo settlement agreement.
by: HHL
The HHL team has compiled this quick-reference tool to help you evaluate the major provisions of CMS’ proposed PPS rule for home health.
by: Proposed 2018 PPS rule
The chart CMS created here explains how each 30-day period of care will be placed into Home Health Resource Groups (HHRGs) under the proposed Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM). Note that under the model, an episode is grouped into one subcategory under each larger category. An episode’s combination of subcategories groups the episode into one of 144 different payment groups.
by: Attorney Elizabeth Pearson of Pearson & Bernard in Edgewood, Ky
Use this form as an example of the way to document that you have provided and explained all the patient rights information as required under the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation. This form should be included within the patient record.
Use this hazard vulnerability assessment tool to help identify and evaluate your risk level as your agency prepares for the upcoming emergency preparedness requirement. 
by: HHQI
Use this tool to sketch out your performance improvement plan as part of your QAPI project.


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