OASIS E: New Rules for M2010 High-Risk Medications
Clinicians are required to teach patients on high risk medications at Start of care and Resumption of Care, per the OASIS question M2010 Patient/Caregiver High-Risk Drug Education. Prior to OASIS-E, Medicare suggested referring to authoritative sources, such as the Institute for Safe...
How to Perform Home Health Employee Evaluations
Your home health policies and procedures need to address how to perform employee evaluations, reports MyHomecareBiz. Employee evaluations shouldn't be intimidating for you or your employee. Preventing a negative experience can depend on how you - or another reviewer - handles the...
Infection Control Teaching for Home Health Patients
Given the current focus on COVID-19, other infectious processes commonly experienced by home health patients - pneumonia, UTI’s, hepatitis, and wound infections - still pose significant challenges to patients and home health clinicians.
Hip Replacement: 2023 PDGM Utilization Guidelines
Hip replacement recovery for many patients will take place in the home. Hip replacement patients will likely receive formal physical therapy from home health and/or outpatient physical therapy.
Pain Management: 2023 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. ...
Patient Teaching Guides for Foley Catheter Care
Client Teaching Guides for Home Health Care: Patient Teaching Guidelines for Foley Catheter Care. Sometimes injuries and illnesses make it hard, or impossible, for you to urinate on your own. For this reason, you need an indwelling catheter, also called an indwelling foley catheter....
Three (3) Steps to Effective Medication Teaching
Is there anything more challenging than teaching a patient about their medications?
To Be a 5-Star Agency, Pay Close Attention to Rehabilitation Potential
Value-based Purchasing (VBP) & Medicare Reimbursement
Medicare's Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) became effective for all certified home health agencies on 1/1/2023. Under VBP your Agency's Medicare payments are determined by three conditions: (1) CAHPS - patient satisfaction scores, (2)...