Quality Outcomes
11/01/2018
As flu season ramps up, it’s vital to ensure patients get vaccinated. Agencies should work to educate patients about the vaccine and dispel common myths.
11/01/2018
Nearly 400 fewer agencies earned five stars in patient satisfaction in October 2018 than they had in July 2018, according to the latest refresh of Home Health Compare.
11/01/2018
Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) are mailing notifications to agencies determined to be noncompliant with quality reporting requirements for 2017, CMS recently announced.
10/25/2018
With a new flu season here, now is the time for your agency to consider implementing a mandatory vaccination program for seasonal influenza. Some employees may initially object, but most experts agree that flu shots are a necessity for health care workers.
10/11/2018
During the 13 quarters CMS has updated its quality of patient care star rating system, fewer than 30 home health agencies have maintained a five-star rating, an HHL analysis shows.
10/11/2018
If your agency hasn’t stepped up its efforts to educate clinicians about M2020 (Management of oral medications), now is the time.
10/04/2018
Establish procedures, set benchmarks and hold staff accountable to increase efficiencies as part of a management approach designed to ensure quality and compliance.
09/26/2018
CMS has announced it is finalizing a proposal to add the measure “Improvement in management of oral medications” and remove the measure “Drug education on all medications provided to patient/caregiver during all episodes of care” from home health quality of care star ratings.
08/15/2018
Aides can be an integral part of preventing hospitalizations, but they are often left out of an agency’s interdisciplinary team.
08/09/2018
Even though it’s vital to prepare for OASIS-D, if your agency doesn’t continue educating clinicians about how to fill out the existing M items on the OASIS its scores on Home Health Compare could go down the drain.

Login

User Name:
Password: