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2020 PDGM Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Careplan

Thrombophlebitis, also known as Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is the inflammation of veins resulting in the formation of blood clots (thrombosis) that interfere the normal blood flow in the extremities. Typically, PVD occurs in the legs and feet. PVD in deep veins can be...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 9, 2019

2020 PDGM Visit Utilization for Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)

Now that we will have a 30 day billing cycle under Medicare’s Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), there’s no reason not to strive to achieve patient goals within this 30 day window.  Many of your patients, with manageable risk factors, should be able to achieve...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 8, 2019

2020 PDGM Utilization for Congestive Heart Failure: Home Health Careplan

There are thirty-six (36) different casemix scenarios for cardiac patients under Medicare's Patient-Driven-Groupings- Model (PDGM) payment system that goes into effect January 1, 2020. The casemix is contingent on from where the patient was discharged, her/his functional abilities,...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 7, 2019

OASIS M1860 Ambulation/Locomotion - Answer Indicated GG0170 Only

Just because the patient has a mobility deficit doesn’t mean s/he is a candidate for physical therapy. The patient’s status prior to this current episode is the primary driver that determines if physical therapy is needed or not. If the patient is not a candidate for therapy and...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 5, 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

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