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Patty Jampolsky

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OASIS C2 - Best Practices for Assessing M1242 Pain

Include the following MyHomecareBiz evidence-based OASIS C2 best clinical practices for M1242 Pain Frequency:

(M1242) Frequency of Pain Interfering with patient's activity or movement

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Apr 18, 2017

CMS Suspends Home Health Pre-Claim Reviews in Florida, Illinois

CMS will notify providers at least 30 days in advance when there is a change to the ruling.

FROM National Association of Home Care:  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Friday 3/31/2017 that it was suspending the Pre-Claim Review Demonstration program...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Apr 3, 2017

OASIS Home Health - Best Practices for Aide Supervisory Visits

Include the following evidence-based MyHomecareBiz OASIS Home Health best clinical practices for performing supervisory visits:

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Mar 20, 2017

Home Health Management of Hypertension

High blood pressure is the most common home health diagnosis.

High blood pressure is called the “silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms and patients don't realize they have hypertension.  The 'silent' nature of the disease only reinforces the need for...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Feb 21, 2017

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Teaching Handout

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Education Handouts

Examine your feet daily AND AFTER ANY INJURY, no matter how minor.

  • Report any abnormalities to your physician.
  • Use a water-based moisturizer every day (but not between your toes) to prevent dry skin and cracking.
  • Wear cotton or wool...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Feb 17, 2017

OASIS Home Health - Do Depression Interventions Work?

Oasis Home Health - According to a report by JAMA Internal Medicine, the Medicare-mandated depression interventions recently adopted by home health care nurses appears to have had little effect on patients. However, these interventions appear to be mostly ineffective for those with...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Feb 8, 2017

Best Practices for Home Health Aide Supervisory Visits

Include the following evidence-based best clinical practices for performing Home Health Aide supervisory visits:

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Feb 7, 2017

Home Health Care Forms: Orientation Checklist II

Employee orientation training basics include showing new workers how to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.  But thriving home health agencies know that it is important to go much further than that. Orientation is the perfect time to begin soft skills training, and to...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Jan 25, 2017