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OASIS C2 Changes Coming January 1st - Are You Prepared?

With OASIS C2 being implemented on January 1st 2017, it’s extremely important that your agency or facility is educated with the upcoming changes. Because of this, we’d like to do our part in helping all agencies familiarize themselves with the new additions and modifications to...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Oct 17, 2016

Home Health Care Policies - Medicare Hospice Transparency Data (CY2014) Revealed

Info via CMS.gov:

Home Health Care Policies - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new dataset, the Hospice Utilization and Payment Public Use File (Hospice PUF).  This data set, which is part of CMS’s suite of Medicare Provider Utilization and...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Oct 14, 2016

OASIS C2Item M1600 - UTI Treatments in Past 14 Days

OASIS C2Item M1600 Has this patient been treated for a Urinary Tract Infection in the past 14 days?

Posted by Nathan Hope on Oct 5, 2016

Home Health Care Policies: CMS Announces Changes Affecting Long-Term Care Facilities

 

CMS finalizes improvements in care, safety, and consumer protections for long-term care facility residentsRevisions mark first major rewrite of the conditions of participation for long-term care facilities since 1991

Posted by Nathan Hope on Oct 3, 2016

Home Health Care Policies: How Well Did Medicare ACOs Perform in 2015?

Medicare Accountable Care Organizations: 2015 Performance Year Quality and Financial Results

Home Health Care Policies - On Sep 26, 2016, The CMS released the 2015 quality and financial performance results for Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that show that ACOs...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Sep 26, 2016

Home Health Care Policies: New Emergency Preparedness Rules for Medicare Facilities

CMS finalizes rule to bolster emergency preparedness of certain facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid

Home Health Care Policies - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Sep 19, 2016

Home Health Care Policies: Five Star Changes to Nursing Home Compare

via CMS.gov

Home Health Care Policies: Five Star Changes to Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home Compare is a user-friendly web tool found at https://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html that provides information on how well Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Sep 14, 2016

Best Practices for Completing M1342 OASIS – Surgical Wound

Include the following policies and procedures for documenting OASIS M1342 --Status of Most Problematic and Observable Surgical Wound.

Posted by Nathan Hope on Sep 13, 2016