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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

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

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

ACO Overhaul

Posted by Trevor Harris on Feb 8, 2019

CABG Rehabilitation

Posted by Trevor Harris on Feb 6, 2019

OASIS D - M2020 Oral Medications Management

Include the following evidence-based OASIS C/C1 best clinical practices for (M2020) Management of Oral Medications: the patient's current ability to prepare and take all oral medications reliably and safely, including administration of the correct dosage at the appropriate...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 28, 2019