Quality Outcomes
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.
08/09/2018
Just 27 home health agencies have maintained a 5-star rating in quality of care during the 13 quarters the star ratings system has existed. The latest ratings were released July 25.
08/01/2018
Home Health Compare’s latest refresh marks the fourth straight quarter where there was a rise in the number of 5-star agencies in quality of care.
07/18/2018
The proposed 2019 PPS rule again outlines changes to value-based purchasing, further demonstrating to many industry experts that CMS is striving to perfect the process before rolling it out nationwide.
07/12/2018
Changes to the Home Health Quality Reporting Program outlined in the 2019 proposed PPS rule would contribute to big savings for agencies if finalized, CMS contends.
06/20/2018
It’s great if your agency’s performance improvement project (PIP) under QAPI is up and running. But it’s already time to consider what’s next.
06/13/2018
Bolster education and training around several key OASIS topic areas during home health aide orientation. Doing so will improve your agency’s overall OASIS accuracy.
05/16/2018
Leaders from several agencies that earned 5 stars in quality of care in April 2018 contend that educating patients on their own self-care — and frontloading visits — is crucial to preventing those with pneumonia from being rehospitalized.
04/30/2018
Just 31 home health agencies have maintained a 5-star rating in quality of care during the 12 quarters the star ratings system has existed.

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