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Melissa Cott

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Home Health Care: Everyone Needs to Sign a Confidentiality Agreement

If you have staff accessing an electronic EMR system you need have to make sure each employee signs the home health forms: EMR Confidentality Form - also known as a Non-Disclosure Form.  A confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement is absolutely necessary for an Agency or any other...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 11, 2017

Medicare Guidelines for Completing OASIS C2 M1840 - Toilet Transferring

MyHomecareBiz recommends including the following evidence-based OASIS C2 best clinical practices for M1840 Toilet Transferring:

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 9, 2017

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

Many patients receiving home health have limitations in feeding and eating.

Factors that cause a patient to have limitations in self-care include: activity intolerance, cognitive impairment, decreased motivation, decreased strength and endurance, depression, environmental factors,...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 23, 2017

Patient Teaching for Optimizing OASIS C2 ADLs M1800-M1845

If you are a MyHomecareBiz subscriber you know that SmartDX OASIS forms for home health automatically generates an assessment and intervention plan for each indicated skill including patient teaching. Below are are some recommended strategies for helping patients achieve...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 16, 2017

Home Health Management: Research Finds Hospice Effective and Cheaper

Home Health Management- The Journal of the American Medical Association has recently published a report comparing the use of hospice services vs. non-hospice patients. The hospice movement has become increasingly popular for patients who wish to remain in a homelike setting, rather...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 13, 2017

Short-Term Home Health Marketing Basics II...

Your Business Development Plan should have short-term home health MyHomecareBiz marketing and long term business growth goals.

For the long term you want to make sure your Agency is working toward achieving top OASIS outcomes.  When you achieve a ranking that puts you in the top...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 18, 2017

OASIS C: Teach Home Health Care Patients about Infection Control

Include the following MyHomecareBiz evidence-based OASIS C home health care best practices for teaching infection control:

Posted by Melissa Cott on Dec 12, 2016

Home Health Care: Contingency Plans are Good for Business

Home health care management: as a certified home health agency you should have a policy stating that the patient must have a competent, appropriate,

Posted by Melissa Cott on Dec 7, 2016