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How Home Health Agencies Can Support Staff with OASIS-D Education

2021-05-04T09:37:50-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , |

Although the January 1, 2019 implementation date has come and gone, agencies should not lessen their focus on accurate OASIS-D data set collection.  Just like any new process, agencies need to provide support through this OASIS-D learning curve. In addition to developing new assessment practices, clinicians are learning guidance that often conflict between items that assess the same functional activity.

Identifying Common Coding Challenges in These 7 Code Categories

2021-03-29T14:56:28-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , |

Learn these common coding challenges and what to look for in these seven coding categories to help ensure accurate and high-quality clinical documentation.

3 Tips to Enhance the Hospice Physician Narrative Summary

2021-01-14T11:07:03-05:00Categories: Blog, Hospice|Tags: , , |

One component of the hospice certification of terminal illness requirements is the narrative summary, a brief narrative designed to explain clinical findings that support a life expectancy of six months or less.

New COVID-19 ICD-10 Codes Effective January 1, 2021

2020-12-28T15:02:30-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

As we saw in April 2020, there again will be an expedited release of ICD-10-CM codes related to COVID-19 effective January 1, 2021.

OASIS-D1 Updates

2020-01-03T13:31:38-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , |

For home health agencies, the holidays mean more than spending time with family and time off work. Change is a constant of the home health industry, and the introduction of OASIS-D1 on January 1, 2020 proves this to be true. Luckily, the revisions occurring under OASIS-D1 are considered minor - but as we know, even [...]

Make the Most out of Your Non-Cancer Length of Stay Rates

2020-06-25T16:45:05-05:00Categories: Blog, Hospice|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last October, Palmetto, one of the nation’s largest Medicare Administrative Contractors to the federal government, released their Electronic Comparative Billing Report (eCBR) for 2018 data between April 1 – September 30 that focused on hospice providers’ Non-Cancer Length of Stay (NCLOS) rates.

Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) Readiness Series: Clinical Coding Challenges

2019-12-04T13:12:58-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is the most significant change to the home health payment reform in the past two decades.  The impact from PDGM is expected to significantly shift service delivery and will change the structure of home health reimbursements. A key component for calculating payment under PDGM...

How Home Health Agencies Can Support Staff with OASIS-D Education

2021-04-27T12:48:04-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , |

Although the January 1, 2019 implementation date has come and gone, agencies should not lessen their focus on accurate OASIS-D data set collection.  Just like any new process, agencies need to provide support through this OASIS-D learning curve. In addition to developing new assessment practices, clinicians are learning guidance that often conflict between items that assess the same functional activity.

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