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6 Ways to Improve Face to Face for Home Health

In its February 2018 newsletter CGS Medicare reports that many physician certifications do not contain a statement documenting the date of the face-to-face for home health encounter. Most providers utilize the CMS485 form for the plan of care and physician certification. Does your...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 6, 2018

The One (1) Strategy Essential to Preventing ER Visits...

Home care providers are able to help hospitals reduce readmission rates during the critical 30 days following discharge from hospital. As a result, home care referrals are being given with positive patient outcomes in mind. Here are a few ideas for improving patient outcomes and...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 27, 2018

Ace Your OASIS C2 Audit with Good Documentation

OASIS C2 - MyHomeCareBiz would like to take you back to the basics of home health documentation because the professional responsibility related to this is an essential component of home healthcare.

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 16, 2018

OASIS C2 - One Clinician Rule: What is this about?

Home Health Care - The updated OASIS C2 Guidance Manual took effect last January 1, 2018 and MyHomeCareBiz is fully prepared to provide you with guidance on the most recent updates. One significant matter to note is that the OASIS data sets remain the same and have not changed any...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 9, 2018

2018 CoPs: (Draft) Interpretive Guidelines for §484.80 HHA Duties

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a draft of the Interpretive Guidelines to the final Conditions of Participation scheduled to be implemented January 13, 2018. CMS has asked for feedback on the Draft Interpretive Guidelines. The draft Interpretive...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 2, 2018

Home Health 2018 CoPs: Emergency Preparedness

Medicare's new home health Conditions of Participation go into effect in January 2018. There are multiple changes to the language of the condition regarding Emergency Preparedess §484.102. Changes to the language include the following:

Posted by Melissa Cott on Dec 12, 2017

Home Health 2018 CoPs: Summary of Changes to Patient Rights

Medicare's new home health Conditions of Participation go into effect in January 2018. There are multiple changes to the language of the condition regarding patient rights §484.50.  Changes to the language include the following:

Changes to language at CoP at §484.50 Patient Rights

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Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Oct 11, 2017

Train Nurses on the New OASIS C2 'Advance Careplanning' Requirement

OASIS C documentation of a patient's Advance Care Planning is one of 3 new HOME HEALTH PROCESS MEASURES that are required under home health Value-based Purchasing and included in the training for MyHomecareBiz.  HHAs in the 9 states have already started reporting on this measure as...

Posted by Peggy Mathews on May 9, 2017