Quality Outcomes
05/22/2019
Strong documentation is key in home health, and implementation of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will add a new level of urgency to improvement in this area, industry experts contend.
05/22/2019
Ensure clinicians fully understand how to respond to M2003 (Medication follow-up) when filling out the OASIS. The item has taken on greater importance because it’s part of a measure that is now publicly reported on Home Health Compare.
03/27/2019
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about reducing hospitalizations using a QAPI approach, agencies asked questions of industry expert Diane Link, owner of Link Healthcare Advantage in Littlestown, Pa. Here are some of her answers.
03/20/2019
CMS has posted training materials for the recent home heath quality reporting program in-person “Train the Trainer” event for home health agencies.
03/06/2019
Educate all staff on the signs and symptoms of worsening congestive heart failure (CHF). Doing so could help reduce hospital readmission for patients with CHF.
03/06/2019
Use this tool to help heart failure patients understand when they are at greatest risk, when to call the agency or doctor and when to call 911. 
01/30/2019
The home health industry’s scores on bathing, transferring and ambulation showed continued improvement when Home Health Compare was refreshed Jan. 23.
01/30/2019
Agencies with The Joint Commission as their accrediting body will soon have an increased need to educate patients about opioids.
01/24/2019
More agencies plan to focus on improving the rate of acute care hospitalizations than any other quality of care star ratings measure in 2019.
01/24/2019
by: Joan Usher
Case conferences will take on increased importance when the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) launches on or after Jan. 1, 2020.

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