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Melissa Cott

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

Home care providers are able to help hospitals reduce readmission rates during the critical 30 days following discharge from hospital. As a result, home care referrals are being given with positive patient outcomes in mind. Here are a few ideas for improving patient outcomes and...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 27, 2018

Home health care - How to Teach Foley Catheter Care

Home health care - Sometimes injuries and illnesses make it hard, or impossible, for you to urinate on your own. For this reason, you need a urinary catheter, also called a Foley Catheter. It's important to learn the daily requirements of foley catheter care. This catheter stays in...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 15, 2018

How to Start a Home Health Agency: Orientation Checklist

How to Start a Home Health Agency basics include showing new workers how to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 14, 2018

Are Your Physicians Billing Home Health Claims for CPO?

'Care Plan Oversight' can earn physicians thousands per month. Provide the following guidance to physicians to enhance your referral-building relationships.

adapted from the Medicare Learning Series: Care Plan Oversight (CPO) is physician supervision of patients under either the...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 23, 2018

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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a draft of the Interpretive Guidelines to the final Conditions of Participation scheduled to be implemented January 13, 2018. CMS has asked for feedback on the Draft Interpretive Guidelines. The draft Interpretive...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 2, 2018

2018 CoPs: Teach Patients 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 26, 2017

Home Health 2018 CoPs: Emergency Preparedness

Medicare's new home health Conditions of Participation go into effect in January 2018. There are multiple changes to the language of the condition regarding Emergency Preparedess §484.102. Changes to the language include the following:

Posted by Melissa Cott on Dec 12, 2017

Home Health Care: Everyone Needs to Sign a Confidentiality Agreement

Home Health Care - 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...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 11, 2017