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Home Health Management: 7 Keys to Retaining Employees

OASIS C2 - Best Practices for Completing M1910 Fall Risk

Home Health Management: Disaster Preparedness

Train Nurses on the New OASIS C2 'Advance Careplanning' Requirement

7 Tips for Answering OASIS C2 M2020: "Management of Oral Medications"

Home Health Care: How to Perform Employee Evaluations

Home Health: Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis

OASIS C2 - Best Practices for Assessing M1242 Pain

Home Health Care Out-Performs Post-Acute Providers

Busy Minds Fight Dementia in Home Health Care Patients

Home Health Care: Everyone Needs to Sign a Confidentiality Agreement

Home Care Marketing: Get Board-certified Clinical Specialists

CMS Suspends Home Health Pre-Claim Reviews in Florida, Illinois

Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson's Progression

End-of-Life Discussions End in Confusion, Study Shows

Managing the Home Health Patient on Insulin

OASIS Home Health - Best Practices for Aide Supervisory Visits

OASIS C2 - Guidance for Completing M1610 Incontinence/Catheter Presence

New Home Health Conditions Effective 7/13/2017

Medicare Guidelines for Completing OASIS C2 M1840 - Toilet Transferring

Home Health Care Policies: What Happens after a Data Breach?

OASIS C2 - Best Practices for Completing M1324 – Stage of Most Problematic Unhealed Pressure Ulcer

OASIS C2: Strategies for Patients with M1870 Feeding & Eating Deficits

Home Health Management of Hypertension

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Teaching Handout

Patient Teaching for Optimizing OASIS C2 ADLs M1800-M1845

Proper Home Health Coding for Medicare OASIS

Home Health Management: Research Finds Hospice Effective and Cheaper

Home Health Billing: Get Paid Faster with Perfect Medicare Finals

OASIS Home Health - Do Depression Interventions Work?

Best Practices for Home Health Aide Supervisory Visits

Home Health Medicare News: 1 in 3 Nursing Homes Received Low Rating

Train Nurses on the New OASIS C 'Advance Careplanning' Requirement

Study of Retirees Concludes that Home Health Care is Preferred

Home Health Best Practices: M2250 Pressure Ulcer Care Plan

Bonus From Home Health Blood Pressure Medications: Fewer Fractures?

High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide

Home Health Care Forms: Orientation Checklist II

Managing the Home Health Patient on Anticoagulation Therapy

High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer

Short-Term Home Health Marketing Basics II...

OASIS C2: How to Answer M1028 Peripheral Vascular Disease

Home Health Policies: Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

Home Health Software: How good is your 'Quality Assurance' Program?

New Home Health Conditions Effective 7/13/2017

Home Health Best Practices: Gait Abnormality & M1860 Ambulation

Cancer Death Rates Drop 25%

Home Health Policies and Procedures: Anxiety & Depression

Home Health Best Practices: CHF Skilled Nursing Teaching and Care Plan

Denial of Home Health Payments when OASIS is not Received

Home Health Policies: 2017 Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehab

Home Health Care: Consent for Application of Restraints

OASIS C2 - Best Practices for Completing M1900 Fall Risk

OASIS C: Teach Home Health Care Patients about Infection Control

Home Health Care: Contingency Plans are Good for Business

Home Health Best Practices for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Skilled Nursing Teaching and Care Plan

Home Health Care Services versus Assisted Living Cost Comparisons

Home Health: National Handwashing Awareness Week 12/4-12/10/2016

Home Health Care: 50% of Patients Non-Compliant with Meds...

Home Health Best Practices for GERD - Skilled Nursing Teaching and Care Plan

Home Health Coding: The Real Reason for ICD-10-CM

Home Health Billing: 2017 CMS Changes to Quality Reporting

Home Health Care Billing: 2017 Changes Rebase the 60-day Episode

Home Health Best Practices for COPD - Skilled Nursing Teaching and Care Plan

Home Health Billing: 2017 Payment Changes Announced by CMS

Home Health Management: 7 Keys to Retaining Employees

Home Health Billing: Pre-Claim Review Updates

Best Practices for Home Health Aide Supervisory Visits

Home Health Billing: Medicare is on the Warpath for Never-Ending Re-Certifications

Medicare Part-B Therapy Cap Values for Home Health Billing (CY) 2017

Denial of Home Health Billing Payments When OASIS Not Received

Home Health Marketing and the Affordable Care Act

Train Nurses on the New OASIS C 'Advance Careplanning' Requirement

Prepare for OASIS C2 Changes: M1060 - Height and Weight

Home Health Billing: Get Paid Faster with Perfect Medicare Finals

OASIS C2 Changes Explained - M1028: Active Diagnoses (Part 2: Responses)

Patient Teaching for Optimizing OASIS C ADLs M1800-M1845

7 Easy Tips to Improve OASIS Outcomes for M1860 - Ambulation/Locomotion

OASIS C2 Changes Coming January 1st - Are You Prepared?

Home Health Care Policies - Medicare Hospice Transparency Data (CY2014) Revealed

OASIS C1 - How to Accurately Respond to M1840: Toilet Transferring

Home Health Billing: How to Ease Your Frustration with Delayed Claims

These Tips Can Optimize Patient Recall

A Few Extra Tips to Answer OASIS Item M1600 - UTI Treatments in Past 14 Days

Home Health Care Policies: CMS Announces Changes Affecting Long-Term Care Facilities

Are You Using Best Practices to Answer OASIS M1850 - "Transferring"?

Simple Tips to Improve OASIS Assessment Accuracy for M1860 - Ambulation/Locomotion

Home Health Care Policies: How Well Did Medicare ACOs Perform in 2015?

How to Accurately and Thoroughly Complete M1400 "Dyspnea" on OASIS

7 Tips for Answering OASIS C M2020: "Management of Oral Medications"

Home Health Care Policies: New Emergency Preparedness Rules for Medicare Facilities

Home Health Care Policies: Five Star Changes to Nursing Home Compare

OASIS C1 - Best Practices for Completing M1342 – Status of Most Problematic (Observable) Surgical Wound

Home Health Care Policies: Providers Continue to Improve Quality and Lower Costs, says CMS

OASIS C1 - Best Practices for Aide Supervisory Visits

OASIS C1 - Best Practices for Completing M1400 Dyspnea

Home Health Care Policies - Study Shows Poor Medication Management at Home

Home Health Care Billing: Remember - a RAP is Just a Loan

Home Health Care Policies: DME in Non-Competitively Bid Areas Examined

Home Health Care Policies: Fire Safety Requirements for Facilities Published

Home Health Medicare News: 1 in 3 Nursing Homes Received Low Rating

Home Health Care Policies: Consumers can soon search plans by preferred health providers

Home Health Policies: Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiatives

Home Health Policies: Data Initiatives Increase Transparency of the Medicare Program

Home Health and Assisted Living Cost Comparisons

Home Health Care Policies: Facility Fire Safety Requirements Published

Home Health Care Policies: Bundled Payments Info for Improvement Initiative

Home Health Care Policies: Proposed New Discharge Planning Rules

Home Health Policies: New Quality Measures to Nursing Home Compare

Home Health Policies: 2017 Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehab

Home Health Policies: Proposed Updates to Payment Rates for Medicare Hospice

Home Health Policies: Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative

Home Health Policies: Improvement Proposals for the 2017 Marketplace

Home Health Care Policies - Medication Management Practices

Home Health Care Policies: Largest-ever multi-payer initiative to improve primary care in America

Home Health Care Policies: CMS finalizes 2017 payment and policy updates

Home Health Care Policies: Information on Select Alternative Payment Models

Home Health Care Policies: Referrals and Kickbacks

Home Health Care Policies - Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Transparency Data

Home Health Care Policies - CMS Effort to Improve Care for Nursing Facility Residents

Home Health Care Policies - Elder Care Options for Full Time Employees

Home Health Care Policies: Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process

Home Health Care Policies: Interactive Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool

Home Health Care Policies: Competitive bidding program shows successful results

Home Health Care Policies: Skilled Nursing Facility Utilization and Payment Data

Home Health Care Policies: Select Alternative Payment Models

Report: Many Homebound Seniors Not Receiving Home Health Care

Home Health Care Policies: Medicare Advantage Premiums Remaining Stable

Home Health Policies: Public Provider and Supplier Enrollment Files

Home Health Policies: 2016 DME Fee Schedule Adjustments

Home Health Care Policies: 2017 Policy Updates for Medicare Health Plans

Home Health Care Policies: Fee-for-Service Provider & Supplier Lists

Home Health Care Policies: CMS Announces Quality and Patient Care Improvement Proposal

Home Health Care Policies: Premiums for Medicare Advantage Remain Stable

Home Health Care Policies: Incentives for ACOs to Improve Performance

Home Health Care Policies: CMS Releases Guide to Preventing Ethnically Diverse Readmissions

Home Health Care Policies: CMS's Premium Stabilization Programs

Home Health Care Policies: Temporary Home Health Care Job Market

Home Health Care Policies: CAHPS Exemptions for Hospices

Home Health Care Policies: AHC Model Fact Sheet

Home Health Care Policies: Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model

Home Health Care Policies: Accountable Care Organization Investment Model

Home Health Care Policies: HHA Fee-for-Service utilization and payment data

Home Health Care Policies: Initiative to Improve Nursing Facilities

Home Health Policies: Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

Home Health Policies: Expanded Quality Data on Physician and Hospital Compare

Home Health Policies: DME Fee Schedule Adjustments

Home Health Policies: CMS Releases 2014 National Health Expenditures

Home Health Medicare News: New Policies Save More than $25 Million in First Year, According to CMS

Home Health Policies: Proposed Improvements for the 2017 Marketplace

Home Health Software: How to Transition to Electronic Records

Home Health Management: Hospice Networks Growing

Home Health Care Policies: PQRS Payment Adjustment Fact Sheet

Home Health Care Policies: Medicare Part D Overutilization Summary

Home Health Care Policies: CMS states consumers can soon search plans by preferred health providers

Home Health Care Policies: 2016 Final Rule for Provider Medicare Reimbursement

Home Health Care Policies: Potential New Discharge Planning Rules

Home Health Care Policies: New EHR Incentive and IT Certification Final Rule

Home Health and Assisted Living Cost Comparisons

Guide to 2016 Presidential Budget for Home Health

Home Health Care Policies: New DME utilization and payment data released

Home Health Care Policies: CMS launches new ACO dialysis model

Home Health Care Policies: Quality of Personal Care Assistant Training

Home Health Care Policies: New Medicare Utilization and Payment Data Available

Home Health Medicare News: 1 in 3 Nursing Homes Receives Low Ratings

Home Health Care Policies: What Happens after a Data Breach?

Home Health Care Kickbacks Examined

Home Health Software: Tips for an Easier EMR Implementation

Home Healthcare Policies- CMS Announces Enhanced Medication Therapy Management

Many Homebound Seniors Not Receiving Home Health Care

Home Health Care Policies: Medicare Advantage Premiums Remain Stable

Home Health Care Policies: Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model

Home Health Management: Hospice Chains Growing

Tips for Optimizing Patient Recall

Home Health Care Policies: Bundled Payments Info for Care Improvement Initiative

Home Health Care Policies - Medication Management Examined

Home Health and Assisted Living Care Costs Compared

Home Health Care Policies: Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations

Home Health Care Policies: New Medicare Value-Based Insurance Model

Home Health Care Policies: Initiative to Improve Nursing Facility Care

Home Health Care Policies - Alzheimer’s Care Guide

Home Health Care Policies: Referrals Vs. Kickbacks

Home Health Care Policies: Medicare ACOs Continue to Improve Quality of Care

OASIS C1 - Best Practices for Completing M1610 Incontinence/Catheter Presence

Home Health Care Policies: Hospice CAHPS Exemptions

Home Health Care Policies: New Projections for Medicare Drug Premiums

Home Health Care Policies: Timeline for Medicare DME Competitive Bidding Announced

Home Health Coding: Medicare Do's & Don'ts

Home Health Care Policies - Project Announced to Reduce Medicare Costs

Home Health Care Policies - Elder Care Options for Full Time Employees

Home Health Care Policies: 19.1 million additional people expected to enroll in Medicare over next 11 years

Guide to 2016 Presidential Budget for Home Health Policies

Report: Temporary Home Health Care Jobs Increasing

Home Health Care Policies: New Home Health Compare Star Ratings

Home Health Care Policies: New Technology Halts Millions in Improper Medicare Payments

Home Health Care Policies - 2015 Home Health Face to Face Requirements

Home Health Care Policies: CMS Announces Initiative for Value-Based Home Care

Home Health Teaching: Work Simplification/Energy Conservation

Home Health Care Policies: NAHC Responds to FY2016 Hospice Payment Rules

Patient Education: Managing Urinary Incontinence

Home Health Care Policies: CMS Implementing Premium Stabilization Programs

Home Health and Assisted Living Cost Comparison

Home Health Management: Hospice Organizations Growing

Home Health Medicare News: Healthcare Reform Saves More than $25 Million in First Year, According to CMS

Home Health Care Policies - Los Angeles to Raise Minimum Home Care Wages

Home Health Software: How to Transition to Electronic Records

OASIS C1 - Best Practices for Completing M1850 Transferring

Home Health Care Policies - Poor Medication Management Among Patients

OASIS Home Health - Report: Early Intervention Plans are Crucial

Home Health Care Policies: Report on the “Rising Cost of Living Longer”

2.5 Million More Home Health Care Workers Needed by 2030

Home Health Policies and Procedures to Lower Rehospitalization

Home Health Medicare News: CMS finalizes rules for Medicare Shared Savings Program

Teach Home Health Clinicians About Personal Safety

Home Health and Assisted Living Care Costs Compared in Hospice Report

Large Percentage of Homebound Seniors Not Receiving Home Health Care

Home Health Medicare News: New Payment Model for Cardiovascular Health

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Education Handout

Study of Retirees Concludes that Home Health Care is Preferred

Home Health and Assisted Living Care Cost Compared in Hospice Report

Home Health Medicare News: 1 in 3 Nursing Homes Received Low Ratings on Home Compare

OASIS C1 - Best Practices for Completing M1900 Fall Risk

Home Health Policies and Procedures To Lower Rehospitalization

Home Health Medicare News: First Hospital Compare Star Ratings

Home Health Software: Tips for Successful EMR Implementations

Home Health Care Management: How to Perform Employee Evaluations

Home Health Medicare News: CMS Announces Patient Survey and OASIS Star Ratings

Home Health Medicare News: Home Health Spending Sees Massive Increase

OASIS C - Best Practices for Completing M1400 Dyspnea

OASIS Home Health - Best Practices for Completing M1830 Bathing

Home Health Medicare News: CMS Proposes $200 Million Increase In Hospice Pay

Home Health Care Policies - Elder Care Options for the Workforce

Home Health Software: Tips for a Successful EMR Implementation

Home Health Care Policies - 2015 Face to Face Requirements for Home Health

Home Health Care Policies - Research Shows Poor Medication Management

Home Health Medicare News: CMS Releases First Ever Compare Star Ratings

OASIS C/C1 - Best Practices for Completing M2020 Oral Medications Mgmt

OASIS Home Health - Early Intervention Plans

Home Health Management- Issues with CMS "Star" Ratings

Home Health Medicare News: Congress Passes "Doc Fix"

Home Health Medicare News: Proposed Medicaid Rule Will Strengthen Access to Mental Health

Short-Term Home Health Marketing Basics II

Home Health Policies: Tips for Reducing Infections in Patients

Home Health Medicare News: Payment Updates for Medicare Health Plans

Home Health Care Policies: Info for Hospice CAHPS Exemptions

Home Health Policies and Procedures Effectively Lower Rehospitalization

Report: Temporary Home Health Care Jobs to Significantly Increase

OASIS C1: Help Patients Manage Insomnia

Home Health Medicare News: Providers Fight Cutbacks in Court

Home Health Care Management Report: Social Media Rankings Tied to Quality of Care

Home Health Management: Report Finds Some Home Care Accountability Lacking

Home Health Coding: Medicare Do's & Don'ts

Medicare News: $27.8 billion in Claims Fraud for 2014

Home Health Care Management and Practice: Influenza Vaccinations Report

Agency Faces the Implications of a Homecare Software Data Breach

Home Health Care Forms: Nursing Bag Checklist

Medicare News: House Proposes Deep Cuts in New Budget

Home Health Software: Risk Management/Performance Improvement

OASIS Home Health - Early Intervention Plans are Crucial

Independent Home Health Care Jobs In Jeopardy

Home and Health Care Management: Alarming Data Regarding Women and Alzheimer's

OASIS C1: M1870 Feeding & Eating Strategies

OASIS Home Health - Early Intervention Plans are Crucial

Home Health Care Policies: States Challenge Home Health Wage Block

Study of Retirees Concludes that Home Health Care is Preferred

Home Health Billing: A RAP is Just a Loan

Home Health Care Management: ICD-10 Testing Results Published

Home Health Care Management: Latest Results for Value-Based Modifiers

Home Health Forms: Consent for Application of Restraints

Home Health and Assisted Living Care Costs Compared in Hospice Report

Home Health Care Management: 2015 Medicare Reimbursement Changes

Home Health Care Policies: CMS Publishes Changes to Nursing Home Ratings

Home Health Care Management and Practice "Kickbacks" Examined

How to Start a Home Health Agency: Orientation Checklist

Home Health Care Policies: CMS Announces Add-On Payment Changes

Home Health Policy and Procedure Manual - Fine Motor Exercises

Home Health Policies and Procedures Effectively Lower Rehospitalization

Home Health Management- The Issues with CMS Star Ratings

How to Start a Home Health Care Agency: What is Medicare?

Client Teaching Guides for Home Health Care: Foley Catheter Care

NAHC Responds to President's 2016 Budget for Home and Health Care Management

Home Health Care Management and Practice: Influenza Vaccinations

Guide to 2016 Presidential Budget for Home Health Management

Client Teaching Guides for Home Health Care: Cognition Therapy

Home Health Management: HHS Plans Billing Changes

Home Health Care Policies: CMS Announces Meaningful Use Changes

Home Health Care Policies: Record Setting Mergers and Acquisitions in 2014

Home Health Forms: Everyone Needs to Sign a Confidentiality Agreement

Home Health Care Policies: CMS Publishes Primary Care Initiative Results

Home Health Care Policies: Bipartisan Support for DME Bidding Reform

OASIS C1: Teaching Patients about Infection Control

Home Health Management: Study Finds Hospice Chains Growing Quickly

SmartDX Blog 1 - OASIS C1 - Best Practices for Assessing M1242 Pain

Home Health Care Policies: Medicare Chief Resigns

Home Health Care Policies: Report on the “Rising Cost of Living Longer”

Home Health Care Policies: Overtime Protections Overturned by Federal Court

Home Health Care Policies: New Info for Hospice CAHPS Exemptions

OASIS Home Health - Best Practices for Aide Supervisory Visits

Get Training for ICD-10-CM for Home Health Coding

Home Health Management: Study Finds Home Care Accountability Lacking

Home Health Management: Research Finds Hospice Effective and Cheaper

Home Health Care Policies: Face to Face Requirement Lawsuit Proceeds

Home Health Care Policies: Court Blocks Home Care Overtime Protections

Home Health Management: Disaster Preparedness

Home Health Management: Tips for a Smooth Hiring Process

Home Health Care Policies: Medicare Spending Slows Down

Home Health Care Policies: New Ratings and Home Health Compare Changes

Home Health Care Policies: 89 New ACO Providers Added

Home Health Care Policies: DME Bidding Changes Round Two

Home Health Marketing: Patient Satisfaction is More Important than...

Download the New OASIS Home Health C1 SOC/ROC Assessment

Home Health Care Policies: Proposed DME Bidding Under Scrutiny

Home Health Care Policies: New Proposed ACO Incentives

Home Health Care Marketing and the Affordable Care Act

Home Health Software: Tips for a Successful EMR Implementation

Home Health Care Billing: A RAP is Just a Loan

OASIS C1 Implementation: Free Webinar

Home Health Care Policies - Study Shows Poor Medication Management

OASIS Home Health: CMS Holds its Latest Open Door Forum

Home Health Care Policies - Employers Offering More Elder Care Options

Home Health Care Policies - New Guide for Alzheimer’s Care Published

OASIS Home Health - Report: Early Intervention Plans are Crucial

OASIS Home Health - Do Depression Interventions Work?

OASIS Home Health: MHB Offers Free OASIS C-1 Webinar Q&A

Home Health Care Policies: Study Finds Lack of PCA Training Nationwide

Home Health Care Management: 2015 Official DME Rates published by CMS

Home Health Policies: Tips for Reducing Infections in Patients

Home Health Care Management: Proposed Changes to Minimum Wage

Home Health Care Management: 2015 Medicare Reimbursement Changes

Home Health Care Management: 6 Principles of Employee Retention

Home Health Coding: What are ‘Etiology’ versus ‘Manifestation’ ICDs?

Home Health Care Forms: Orientation Checklist

OASIS Home Health Care: Teach Patients to Prevent Malnutrition

Home Health Forms: Nursing Bag Checklist

OASIS C: Best Practices for Managing M1720 Anxiety

Home Health Billing Training: How to Verify Eligibility

Home Health Coding: The Real Reason for ICD-10-CM

OASIS C - Best Practices for Completing M1400 Dyspnea

Home Health Care Management: How to Perform Employee Evaluations

Home Health Software: How good is your 'Quality Assurance' Program?

Home Health Education Service: Caregiver Management of Alzheimer’s

Home Health Management: Disaster Preparedness

OASIS C - Best Practices for Completing M1242 Pain

OASIS Home Health - Best Practices for Aide Supervisory Visits

OASIS Home Health - Best Practices for Completing M1830 Bathing

Home Health Policy and Procedure Manual - Manage a Sleeping Disorder

Home Health Policy and Procedure Manual - Upper Body Strengthening

OASIS C Feeding & Eating Strategies

Patient Education: Managing Urinary Incontinence

Home Health Care Policies: Emergency Preparedness

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Education Handouts

OASIS C: Practical Tips for Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients

OASIS C: Teaching Patients about Infection Control

Home Care Marketing: Get Board-certified Clinical Specialists

Home Health Policies and Procedures: Anxiety & Depression

Home Health Teaching: Work Simplification/Energy Conservation

CHAP Compliance - Risk Management/Performance Improvement

Home Health Care Marketing Ideas: get Superior OASIS Outcomes

Home Health Care Management: Contingency Plans are Good for Business

Why are we switching to ICD-10-CM for Home Health Coding?

Home Health Management: 7 Keys to Retaining Employees

Short-Term Home Health Marketing Basics

How to Use ‘V-Code’ Home Health Care Coding Correctly on OASIS

‘Etiology’ and ‘Manifestation’ Home Health Coding on OASIS

Proper home health coding for Medicare OASIS

Home Health Care Billing Software: How to submit electronic claims

Billing for Home Health Care: How to get a prior authorization

How to get eligibility for Home Health Billing

Home Health Billing Software: why you need a billing portal