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5 Billing Basics for Perfect Medicare Home Health Final Claims

The path to fast payment of a home health final claim is a no-brainer – make sure the Final is error-free.  Medicare rejects a claim on an error-by-error basis. You can fix one mistake and the inspector then re-examines the claim for other inconsistencies.  This can be exceedingly...

Posted by Peggy Mathews on Feb 28, 2019

Does Your Home Health Orientation Include These 11 Items?

Home Health orientation 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 introduce...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 27, 2019

34 Work Simplification Strategies for Grooming, Dressing & Bathing

Stroke rehabilitation includes simplification techniques of work and work tasks, ergonomics and other rehabilitation strategies.
 

Grooming

  • Sit whenever possible to perform grooming, and sit correctly by using good posture.  
  • Use surfaces that are at a level to perform grooming...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 21, 2019

Peripheral Vascular Disease: How to Answer OASIS D M1028

Here are a few key points to remember when answering the home health care form OASIS D M1028 for Peripheral Vascular Disease for MyHomecareBiz:

  • The physician or physician designee must confirm that these diagnoses are active and associated with the patient’s home health episode of...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 19, 2019

Do Not Resuscitate - 4 Keys to Effective Patient Communication

The patient's physician writes a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order when cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should not be attempted. Because CPR will not be attempted, other resuscitative

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 18, 2019

Confidentiality in Nursing: Everyone Needs to Sign an Agreement

If you have nursing, therapy and administrative staff accessing an electronic EMR system you need have to make sure each employee signs an EMR Confidentiality Form - also known as a Non-Disclosure Form.  A confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement is absolutely necessary for an...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 15, 2019

Are You Doing Enough for Patients with Depression & Anxiety?

Depression and anxiety are major health issues among patients receiving home care, but are under-diagnosed and under-treated ... causing negative health outcomes. Your patient may be anxious and/or depressed because illness prevents participation in activities. While anxiety or...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 14, 2019

6 Goals for OASIS-D GG0130B Oral Hygiene

Good mouth care is important. Not only for oral health but for general health as well. Poor dental health has been linked to cancer, cardio-respiratory problems and dementia. Although there is a

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 13, 2019