Tools
11/08/2018
View the 2019 PPS final rule's effect on home health agencies and PDGM's projected effect on home health agencies.
11/07/2018
The following is an overview from CMS about PDGM.
08/20/2018
Only eight codes considered questionable encounters under the never finalized Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM) are on the list of codes that result in a valid clinical group under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) outlined in the 2019 proposed PPS rule.
06/20/2018
by: Teresa Northcutt, senior consultant with Selman-Holman & Associates, LLC
Use this worksheet to help select your agency’s next performance improvement project (PIP) as part of QAPI.
 
06/07/2018
Use this tool for each patient to ensure your agency is complying with the portion of the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) involving care planning, coordination and quality of care.
05/29/2018
by: QIRT
Train intake staff to use this checklist. Doing so will better ensure agencies have all the information they need to use more specific codes under a revised payment model.
05/14/2018
by: Annette Lee, owner of Provider Insights, Inc., in Des Moines, Iowa
Use this checklist to make sure your agency has all of the information needed when responding to additional documentation requests (ADRs).
04/02/2018
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.
03/16/2018
by: Eileen Maguire
View this sample distracted driving policy from Gilliland, Maguire & Harper, PC.
 

 
02/19/2018
Agencies can use the performance improvement project (PIP) outlined here as a template when crafting and documenting their own projects.

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