Tools
09/25/2017
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.
08/25/2017
by: CMS
CMS has posted the following Q&As on a new webpage to better explain maintenance therapy and the Jimmo settlement agreement.
08/07/2017
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.
08/07/2017
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.
07/31/2017
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.
07/13/2017
Use this hazard vulnerability assessment tool to help identify and evaluate your risk level as your agency prepares for the upcoming emergency preparedness requirement. 
06/21/2017
by: HHQI
Use this tool to sketch out your performance improvement plan as part of your QAPI project.
06/12/2017
by: Bartlesville Community Care Transitions Team
Home health agencies should consider using a sample transfer of care form to improve to improve the continuity of care for their patients.
05/08/2017
by: Mays Home Care
This tool can be used to play QAPI Land, a game to help with quality improvement.
04/07/2017
Use this tool as a sheet to help clinicians who struggle with converting feet into inches.

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