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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

Home Health: Even a Little Exercise Can Help With Arthritis

Home health care - from HealthDay: Just a little physical activity seems to go a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds.

Posted by Nathan Hope on Apr 20, 2017

Home Health Care Out-Performs Post-Acute Providers

A recent report has shown that home health agencies are outperforming their post-acute counterparts as a whole in terms of rehospitalization rates. Data released last Wednesday by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation shows that home health agencies have markedly...

Posted by Nathan Hope on Apr 13, 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

End-of-Life Discussions End in Confusion, Study Shows

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 29, 2017

Bonus From Home Health Blood Pressure Medications: Fewer Fractures?

(HealthDay News) -- High blood pressure and weakened bones are two big health issues for seniors with and without home health care services.Now, new data suggests that one class of drugs might help protect against both.

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Jan 30, 2017