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OASIS M1860 Ambulation/Locomotion - Answer Indicated GG0170 Only

Just because the patient has a mobility deficit doesn’t mean s/he is a candidate for physical therapy. The patient’s status prior to this current episode is the primary driver that determines if physical therapy is needed or not. If the patient is not a candidate for therapy and will...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 28, 2022

Hip Replacement: 2022 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.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 17, 2022

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

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

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 31, 2022

OASIS-D GG0100B - Prior Mobility Functioning and Physical Therapy

Contrary to popular belief you will NOT NEED multiple clinicians (nurses and therapists) completing the new OASIS-D, OASIS Home Health assessment. Only one nurse OR one therapist can complete the new OASIS-D GG0130 and GG0170 questions perfectly well. If the admitting clinician is able...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Dec 13, 2018