Quality Outcomes
05/12/2022
One of the publicly reported quality outcome measures that improved slightly in April’s quarterly refresh of home health data on Care Compare was “How often patients’ breathing improved.”
05/05/2022
Both home health and hospice agencies have an underutilized resource at their disposal to assess and reduce risks to patients: the Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report.
05/05/2022
The use of Medical Social Workers (MSWs) in home health agencies has been on a quarter-over-quarter downward trend throughout the pandemic, according to new data from Strategic Healthcare Programs.
04/28/2022
Recently a bill was signed into law in Indiana requiring home health aides to complete dementia training, making Indiana one of 13 states that has a dementia training requirement for home health aides.
04/14/2022
Look beyond the focus of care when assessing risk for hospitalizations as the home health industry prepares for Home Health Value-Based Purchasing in January.
04/14/2022
 As agencies gear up for nationwide Home Health Value-Based Purchasing, it’s important to revisit your care planning practices to mitigate unnecessary LUPAs that lead to poor outcomes and negative patient satisfaction scores.
04/07/2022
With the upcoming OASIS-E implementation coming January 2023, agencies will need to refresh tools used to assess a patient’s mental status. One of these tools is the shortened Confusion Assessment Method (CAM).
03/24/2022
OASIS-E will bring several changes for agencies when implemented in January 2023, and perhaps one of the biggest differences is the incorporation of the Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS).
02/24/2022
In an increasingly value-based industry, quality of care is more important now than ever for all agencies, including private duty.
02/11/2022
When patients are admitted into home health, it’s imperative that the care ramps up quickly to avoid unnecessary readmissions.

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