Tools
09/04/2019
Use the following examples of a good query and a poor-quality query as references when creating a query. Always follow best practice when creating these forms.
09/04/2019
Use this form to keep track of the patient goal and five components that must be provided to the patient in writing throughout the course of care in order to comply with the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
07/18/2019
The HHL team has compiled this quick-reference tool to help you evaluate the major provisions of CMS’ proposed PPS rule for home health.
06/20/2019
When preparing for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), one crucial step agencies should take is examining the impact CMS says PDGM will have on their specific agency.
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.

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