Quality Outcomes
Home health agencies should consider an “if you build it, they will come” philosophy when looking at the utilization of SLP.
With the transfer of health being a top priority under the upcoming OASIS-E, agencies should take a look at their EMR systems and ensure that they have a way to both send and receive patient information securely, efficiently and effectively.
Home health and hospice agencies are partnering with technology-enabled wound specialty companies to help manage wound patients for the best clinical and financial outcomes.
When looking to improve your operations post pandemic, consider giving your case management processes a tune up. Effective case managers are key to improving outcomes and patient and referral satisfaction, as well as attracting and retaining qualified clinicians.
A recent Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) report might be the ammo that CMS needs to move forward with plans to expand the demonstration nationwide in the near future.
Improving your patients’ dyspnea may be the perfect quality target now because there has been an increase in patients who experience shortness of breath due to COVID-19, and it can also impact home health payments through Care Compare, 5 Star Ratings and Home Health Value-Based Purchasing.
Nearly half of COVID-19 patients left the hospital with significant functional decline post-discharge, a new study from Michigan Medicine found.
All signs point to the importance of reducing emergent care visits and readmissions as a way to keep patients safe but also to improve outcomes and star ratings.
Just because your Care Compare reports have been temporarily frozen does not mean you can stop thinking about quality measures and star ratings, experts warn.
The use of telehealth is a blessing and a curse when it comes to managing medications for home health patients during the pandemic and beyond. But there are some things that agencies can do to help keep an accurate and running list of patient medications and avoid prescribing complications.


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