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Improve Performance on OASIS M1800 Grooming, M1810/20 Dressing

Occupational therapists frequently combine energy conservation and work simplification techniques to rehabilitation plans for patients with chronic pain conditions and post-CVA. Work simplification and energy conservation techniques can be applied to ADLs such as grooming and upper...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Sep 25, 2023

6 Practical Tips for Caregivers of Alzheimer's

In the early stages of Alzheimer's, your loved one may still be able to perform the daily tasks that allow a person to live and function independently. As the disease progresses, these responsibilities will fall to the caregivers and providers. A person with Alzheimer's Disease may...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Sep 19, 2023

M1860 Ambulation Deficit...Is PT Really Indicated?

When a mobility deficit is recorded on OASIS’s M1860 is physical therapy always indicated?

Elimination of OASIS Therapy Threshold Created Reimbursement Restrictions


When PDGM became effective back in January 2020, home...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Sep 14, 2023

2023 PDGM Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Careplan

Thrombophlebitis, also known as Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is the inflammation of veins resulting in the formation of blood clots (thrombosis) that interfere the normal blood flow in the extremities. Typically, PVD occurs in the legs and feet. PVD in deep veins can be...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Sep 5, 2023

5 Facts About Urinary Tract Infection in the Elderly

Do you know these 5 facts about Urinary Tract Infections in the elderly?  The National Center for Biotechnology Information reports that...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Sep 4, 2023

COVID-19 Home Health Assessment & Careplan

If your Agency is visiting patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19, use the following guidelines for home health visits, including appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use, physical assessment of the patient and patient/caregiver teaching.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Aug 30, 2023

Medicare Guidance for Completing OASIS M1850 Transferring

Include the following evidence-based OASIS-E best clinical practices for M1850 Transferring:

Posted by Melissa Cott on Aug 29, 2023

M1033 8 - Exhaustion: OASIS Hospital Admission Risk

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 Aug 27, 2023