Home Health Blogger

Nathan Hope

Recent Posts

OASIS C2 - Best Practices for Completing M1910 Fall Risk

Include the following home health care OASIS C2 Best Practices for completing M1910 Falls Risk Assessment on MyHomecareBiz:

Posted by Nathan Hope on May 23, 2017

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

MyHomecareBiz: This item is intended to identify the patient’s ability to take all oral (p.o.) medications reliably and safely at all times on OASIS C. The intent of the item is to identify the patient’s ABILITY, not necessarily actual performance.

Posted by Nathan Hope on May 2, 2017

Home Health: Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis

from HealthDay: Just a little physical activity seems to go a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds.

Posted by Nathan Hope on Apr 20, 2017

Home Health Care Out-Performs Post-Acute Providers

A recent report has shown that home health agencies are outperforming their post-acute counterparts as a whole in terms of rehospitalization rates. Data released last Wednesday by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation shows that home health agencies have markedly...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Apr 13, 2017

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

Homecare Software - Amedisys, Inc., a Louisiana-based home health care policies provider had their data breached and went through the process of notifying federal and state agencie s- a requirement by law.

Posted by Nathan Hope on Mar 2, 2017

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

Medicare Guidelines for Completing M1324 - Stage Problematic Pressure Ulcer.

MyHomecareBiz recommends including the following policies and procedures for documenting OASIS C1 M1324 --Stage of Most Problematic Unhealed Pressure Ulcer:

Posted by Nathan Hope on Mar 1, 2017

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

Home Health Medicare News - The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new report stating that more than one third of the nation’s 15,500 nursing homes received a rating of 1 to 2 stars under the federal Five-Star Compare ratings system.

Posted by Nathan Hope on Feb 6, 2017

Study of Retirees Concludes that Home Health Care is Preferred

A new retirement study conducted by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave polled the preferences of retirees aged 50 or older to determine their preferred long-term care method. The results concluded that the majority chose prefer home health care within their own home as their primary chosen...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Feb 1, 2017