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Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson's Progression

Regular exercise can slow the progression of the disease.

FROM HEALTHDAY:  Parkinson's disease can cause tremors, stiffness and trouble with walking. But a new study suggests that regular exercise can slow the progression of the disease, MyHomecareBiz.com has learned.Even those with...

Posted by Peggy Mathews on Apr 3, 2019

11 Screening Must-Dos Before Hiring Home Health Aides

Adapted from the AIG Home Health Edition: The home health aide screening process is one of the most important steps in hiring a home health aide. The following activities can help to assure that the right person is hired.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 1, 2019

Medicare Updates Home Health Re-Certification Requirements

Estimation of Duration of Services No Longer Required

Effective April 22, 2019, certifying physicians who sign patients' home health plan of care DO NOT need to estimate how long the patient will continue to need home health care.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 26, 2019

OASIS M1860 Ambulation/Locomotion - Answer Indicated GG0170 Only

Just because the patient has a mobility deficit doesn’t mean s/he is a candidate for physical therapy. The patient’s status prior to this current episode is the primary driver that determines if physical therapy is needed or not. If the patient is not a candidate for therapy and...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 5, 2019

5 Billing Basics for Perfect Medicare Home Health Final Claims

The path to fast payment of a home health final claim is a no-brainer – make sure the Final is error-free.  Medicare rejects a claim on an error-by-error basis. You can fix one mistake and the inspector then re-examines the claim for other inconsistencies.  This can be exceedingly...

Posted by Peggy Mathews on Feb 28, 2019

Does Your Home Health Orientation Include These 11 Items?

Home Health orientation basics include showing new workers how to perform their jobs safely and efficiently. But thriving home health agencies know that it is important to go much further than that. Orientation is the perfect time to begin soft skills training, and to introduce...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 27, 2019

34 Work Simplification Strategies for Grooming, Dressing & Bathing

Stroke rehabilitation includes simplification techniques of work and work tasks, ergonomics and other rehabilitation strategies.
 

Grooming

  • Sit whenever possible to perform grooming, and sit correctly by using good posture.  
  • Use surfaces that are at a level to perform grooming...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 21, 2019

Peripheral Vascular Disease: How to Answer OASIS D M1028

Here are a few key points to remember when answering the home health care form OASIS D M1028 for Peripheral Vascular Disease for MyHomecareBiz:

  • The physician or physician designee must confirm that these diagnoses are active and associated with the patient’s home health episode of...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 19, 2019