Free Home Health Line Tool
05/23/2022
CMS has released the much-anticipated draft guidance manual for the OASIS-E version of the OASIS data set.
04/19/2022
CMS provides further guidance surrounding when to complete RFA 7 (Transferred to an inpatient facility — patient discharged from agency) and when to complete RFA 8 (Death at home) in its second quarter OASIS Q&As, released April 19.
04/14/2022
The attached tool will help identify issues when reviewing rehospitalization incidents.
01/20/2022
Six of the top 10 standard-level survey citations from CMS involve plan-of-care issues. The data reflect 2,452 home health standard surveys conducted through November 2021.
10/21/2021
by: CMS
The October 2021 OASAS Q&A from CMS addresses guidance around assessments for "when confused" and "when anxious," as well as pressure ulcer/injury.
06/24/2021
With the new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for health care settings, agencies will want to review the requirements to make sure they are in compliance.
06/17/2021
The key to getting into referral sites weekly is targeting high-value patient types and creating weekly sales
education messages for your representatives.
04/29/2021
by: CMS
CMS has provided the attached guidance and decision tree for clinicians using the 6-level rating scale to reflect the patient’s functional abilities based on the type and amount of assistance provided by a helper.
04/22/2021
by: CMS
Here is the April 2021 OASAS Q&A from CMS, addressing questions on which providers are allowed to certify the patient's needs and eligibility, logging patient height and UTI, and further explanation on responding to GG questions in the OASIS.
02/04/2021
by: CMS
Here is the January 2021 OASAS Q&A from CMS, addressing provider questions on coding for pressure ulcers, assessing the ability to dress, requirements for medication reconciliation, and considerations on answering GG items.

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