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Dianne Mandal RN

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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 Dianne Mandal RN on Mar 31, 2017

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

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted.

Posted by Dianne Mandal RN on Mar 29, 2017

OASIS C2 - Guidance for Completing M1610 Incontinence/Catheter Presence

Include the following policies and procedures for documenting OASIS C2 M1610 Incontinence/Catheter Presence (adapted from OASIS-C2/ICD10 Guidance Manual):

Posted by Dianne Mandal RN on Mar 14, 2017

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

For the patient with Congestive Heart Failure, in addition to assessing Shortness of breath M1400 on OASIS C home health care forms, also include these MyHomecareBiz Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Posted by Dianne Mandal RN on Jan 3, 2017

Home Health Care: Consent for Application of Restraints

Your Agency should have home health forms, policies and procedures regarding the consent and application of restraints.  Include the following MyHomecareBiz policies and procedures...

Posted by Dianne Mandal RN on Dec 20, 2016

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

For the patient with End Stage Renal Disease ESRD, in addition to assessing Urinary Incontinence M1610 and Shortness of breath on M1400, also include these MyHomecareBiz Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Posted by Dianne Mandal RN on Dec 6, 2016

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

This year the week of December 4 to December 10, 2016 is National Handwashing Awareness Week.  We all know that Practicing hand hygiene in home health is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections.

Posted by Dianne Mandal RN on Dec 2, 2016

Denial of Home Health Billing Payments When OASIS Not Received

Per the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 42 CFR 484.  210(e), effective Date: April 1, 2017, submission of an Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) assessment for all Home Health Billing (home health) episodes of care is a condition of payment.  If the OASIS is not...

Posted by Dianne Mandal RN on Nov 9, 2016