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OASIS M1840 - Guidelines for Assessing Toilet Transferring

MyHomecareBiz recommends the following Medicare guidelines for completing OASIS M1840 Toilet Transferring:

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 19, 2022

Hospital Readmission Risk M1033: 8 - Exhaustion

If a patient is experiencing exhaustion - reported on OASIS M1033 Hospitalization Risk – 8 - Exhaustion, determining the reason as well as careplanning for exhaustion would be indicated for the home health clinician.

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 17, 2022

Medicare's OASIS One Clinician Rule: What is this about?

Updated from previous article 1/3/2018:

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on May 12, 2022

Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Home Health Care? Beware Outliers

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 May 10, 2022

OASIS M1830 - Medicare Guidance for Assessing Bathing Ability

Medicare monitors seven (7) OASIS items for improvement between admission and discharge. M1830 Bathing is one of the 7 'process' outcomes tracked for improvement.

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 9, 2022

Pain Management: 2022 PDGM Utilization Recommendations

A home health pain management program can be executed by either nursing or therapy. Patients requiring pain management should use a combination of medical (chronic pain medications) and non-medical intervention such as guided imagery, distraction, relaxation - among others. ...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 5, 2022

Prevent Malnutrition in Home Health Patients

From the Mayo Clinic: Older adults are at risk of inadequate nutrition - malnutrition - as a result of inappropriate dietary choices, low income, difficulty obtaining food, and various physical and mental health conditions. Additional causes of inadequate nutrition:

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 3, 2022

OASIS M2020 Oral Medications: Medicare Guidance

In-home medication management includes assessing the patient's ability to self-manage oral medications. Use Medicare's own guidance & strategies for completing OASIS (M2020) Management of Oral Medications: the patient's current ability to prepare and take all oral medications reliably...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 3, 2022