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Teaching Guides for Home Health - Foley Catheter Care

7 Teaching Tips for Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

Home Health Best Practices for COPD - SN Teaching and Care Plan

Home Health Patient Teaching: Manage Urinary Incontinence

Home Health Management of Hypertension

Do Your Home Health Aides Know Basic Grooming Principles?

Home Health Management: Disaster Preparedness

Assessment & Careplan for PICC - Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter

Work Simplification for OASIS-D M1800 Grooming, M1810/20 Dressing

Atrial Fibrillation: Teaching & Care Plan for Home Health

Home Health Aide Supervision...Right & Wrong

2020 PDGM Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Careplan

2020 PDGM Visit Utilization for Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)

2020 PDGM Utilization for Congestive Heart Failure: Home Health Careplan

Exercising 2.5 Hours a Week May Slow Parkinson's Progression

11 Screening Must-Dos Before Hiring Home Health Aides

Medicare Updates Home Health Re-Certification Requirements

OASIS M1860 Ambulation/Locomotion - Answer Indicated GG0170 Only

5 Billing Basics for Perfect Medicare Home Health Final Claims

Does Your Home Health Orientation Include These 11 Items?

34 Work Simplification Strategies for Grooming, Dressing & Bathing

Peripheral Vascular Disease: How to Answer OASIS D M1028

Do Not Resuscitate - 4 Keys to Effective Patient Communication

Confidentiality in Nursing: Everyone Needs to Sign an Agreement

Are You Doing Enough for Patients with Depression & Anxiety?

6 Goals for OASIS-D GG0130B Oral Hygiene

ACO Overhaul

CABG Rehabilitation

Home Health Management: Tips for a Smooth Hiring Process

The Impact of Patient Empowerment

What's in Your Nursing Bag?

6 Ways to Improve Face to Face for Home Health

OASIS D - M2020 Oral Medications Management

The Benefits of Patient Portals

Home Health Forms: Consent for Application of Restraints

Teach Swallowing Rehabilitation Exercises

Discharge Planning – Patients Discharged on Antibiotics

Home Health Care Billing: A RAP is Just a Loan

7 Keys to the Retention of Home Health Employees

Nursing Care Plan for Renal Failure

OASIS D - Best Practices for Completing M1400 Dyspnea

OASIS-D M1870: 3 Strategies for Patients with Feeding Deficits

Medicare Guidelines for Completing OASIS-D M1840 - Toilet Transferring

OASIS-D: Best Practices for Completing M1900 Fall Risk

OASIS-D: Best Practices for Completing M1850 Transferring

Answer Only the Indicated GG170 Transferring Questions

OASIS-D GG0100B - Prior Mobility Functioning and Physical Therapy

Teach Home Health Patients to Simply ADLs, Conserve Energy

9 Differences Between LPNs and RNs

16 Safety Tips for Home Health Clinicians

Congestive Heart Failure: Teaching & Care Plan for Home Health

Electrify Your Home Care Marketing: Get Board-certified Specialists

5 Facts About Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

Take the Nursing Quiz for Asthma/COPD

6 Practical Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Busy Minds Fight Dementia in Home Health Care Patients

How to Perform Employee Evaluations: Home Health Policies

7 Keys to the Retention of Home Health Employees

15 Fine Motor Exercises for Home Health Patients

#3 Home Health Best Practice: Competent Caregivers

10 Helpful Tips for Wound Care For Home Health

Vital Fall Precautions Your Patient Needs to Know...

7 Little Things That Make a Big Difference in Comprehensive Pain Management

A Beginner's Guide to Home Health Billing

6 Ways to Improve Face to Face for Home Health

Job Shadowing Is Important for New Employees

The One (1) Strategy Essential to Preventing ER Visits...

6 'Right' Things to Do When Helping Administer Medications

Home Health - What Does a Blood Clot in the Leg Feel Like?

How do steroids help cancer patients?

Dysphagia Diets? Home Health Nurses & Therapists Should Know...

Are Your Physicians Billing Home Health Claims for CPO?

Home Health Care - M2250b: Essentials of Diabetic Foot Care

Ace Your OASIS C2 Audit with Good Documentation

OASIS C2 - One Clinician Rule: What is this about?

2018 CoPs: (Draft) Interpretive Guidelines for §484.80 HHA Duties

2018 CoPs: Teach Patients Infection Control

Home Health 2018 CoPs: Emergency Preparedness

Pressure Ulcer Staging - Best Practices for Completing OASIS C2 M1324

Home Health 2018 CoPs: Updated Personnel Qualifications

Home Health 2018 CoPs: Summary of Changes to Patient Rights

OASIS C2 - Best Practices for Completing M1910 Fall Risk

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

Home Health Care: How to Perform Employee Evaluations

Home Health: Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis

Home Health Care Out-Performs Post-Acute Providers

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

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

Managing the Home Health Patient on Insulin

OASIS C2 - Guidance for Completing M1610 Incontinence/Catheter Presence

Medicare Guidelines for Completing OASIS C2 M1840 - Toilet Transferring

OASIS C1 - Best Practices for Completing M1324 – Stage of Most Problematic Unhealed Pressure Ulcer

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Teaching Handout

Patient Teaching for Optimizing OASIS C2 ADLs M1800-M1845

Proper Home Health Coding for Medicare OASIS

Home Health Care Best Practices: M2250 Pressure Ulcer Care Plan

Bonus From Home Health Blood Pressure Medications: Fewer Fractures?

Home Health Care - High Blood Pressure Increasing Worldwide

Managing the Home Health Patient on Anticoagulation Therapy

Home Health Care - High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer

Short-Term Home Health Marketing Basics II...

New Home Health Conditions Effective 7/13/2017

Home Health Best Practices: Gait Abnormality & M1860 Ambulation

Home Health - Cancer Death Rates Drop 25%

Denial of Home Health Payments when OASIS is not Received

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

Nursing Care Plan for Renal Failure

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 Billing: 2017 CMS Changes to Quality Reporting

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

Home Health Billing: 2017 Payment Changes Announced by CMS

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

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

OASIS C2Item 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?

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

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

Home Health Care Policies: Fire Safety Requirements for Facilities Published

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 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 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 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

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

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 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 Care Policies: NAHC Responds to FY2016 Hospice Payment Rules

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

Home Health Care Policies - Poor Medication Management Among Patients

2.5 Million More Home Health Care Workers Needed by 2030

Medicare News: CMS finalizes rules for Medicare Shared Savings Program

Large Percentage of Homebound Seniors Not Receiving Home Health Care

Home Health Medicare News: New Payment Model for Cardiovascular Health

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

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 Medicare News: CMS Announces Patient Survey and OASIS Star Ratings

Home Health Medicare News: Home Health Spending Sees Massive Increase

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

Home Health Care Policies - Elder Care Options for the Workforce

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 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

Home Health Medicare News: Payment Updates for Medicare Health Plans

Home Health Care Policies: Info for Hospice CAHPS Exemptions

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

Medicare News: House Proposes Deep Cuts in New Budget

Home Health Software: Risk Management/Performance Improvement

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 Medicare 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 and Assisted Living Care Costs Compared in Hospice Report

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

Home Health Care Management and Practice "Kickbacks" Examined

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

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?

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 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

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: 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

OASIS Home Health C1 Implementation: Free Webinar December 9,10,11

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: 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?

OASIS Home Health Care: Teach Patients to Prevent Malnutrition

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

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

Home Health Education Service: Caregiver Management of Alzheimer’s

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

Home Health Care Policies: Emergency Preparedness

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

OASIS C: Teaching Patients about Infection Control

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

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

‘Etiology’ and ‘Manifestation’ Home Health Coding on 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