Quality Outcomes
09/18/2019
Coders soon may have the ability to capture additional detail for patients with Stage 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) if a proposal to expand code N18.3 (Chronic kidney disease, stage 3 (moderate)) into a subcategory is approved.
 
09/18/2019
Clinicians are taking more time to complete OASIS-D than they were to complete OASIS-C2, in part because of a new multi-part item capturing mobility.
 
09/12/2019
CMS’ proposal to remove an existing pain measure and related OASIS item should serve as a reminder for agencies to hone clinicians’ skills in assessing and managing pain as well as monitoring for any misuse of medications.
09/04/2019
Querying the physician for further information will be essential to ensuring you have the specificity needed for appropriate coding under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
09/04/2019
Following a recent DecisionHealth webinar about creating a concurrent review process and improving clinical documentation ahead of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), agencies asked questions of Sharon Litwin, founder and senior managing partner at 5 Star Consultants in Camdenton, Mo. Below are some of her answers.
07/31/2019
With OASIS-D firmly in place and OASIS-D1 updates on the horizon for 2020, CMS already is floating plans for another set of significant changes to the assessment to be implemented as part of OASIS-E in 2021.
07/31/2019
Effective writing skills will become essential to successful home health care documentation because of heightened specificity requirements under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020.
07/31/2019
The number of agencies earning 4.5 and five stars in the quality of care star ratings ticked upward in the most recent quarterly refresh of Home Health Compare.
06/05/2019
Beginning in October 2019, CMS will publicly display results involving a quality measure called “Potentially preventable 30-day post-discharge readmissions.”
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.

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