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COVID-19: Managing Patient and Caregiver Refusal of In-Home Clinician Care

2020-04-06T09:47:03-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , |

Over the course of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, patients and caregivers are beginning to refuse in-home services out of fear of contracting COVID-19.

PDGM: Delivering High-Quality Care in a Resource Efficient Manner

2019-12-04T15:16:14-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , , , |

More than any of the very complex modifications contained in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model, the most important enhancements emphasize the dire need for all agencies to have a solid and well-functioning episode management program in place before January 1, 2020.

Episode Management Strategies to Utilize in the Shift to Patient-Centered Care

2019-12-04T15:06:39-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , |

The new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) incorporate a focus on patient-centered care. A growing concept within the health care industry over the past several year, patient-centered is defined as “providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs, and values and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.”  Effective episode management is critical to all home health agency’s success in incorporating patient-centered care strategies to increase compliance with these new conditions. 

Episode Management Key Factors and Benefits to Home Health Providers

2019-12-04T15:08:05-05:00Categories: Blog, Home Health|Tags: , |

Explore findings from past and present episode management engagements and discuss episode management’s role in improving clinical and financial outcomes and raising patient satisfaction scores. Findings suggest that a strong episode management program promotes patient-centered care and includes ongoing communication throughout the continuum to aid in care coordination, OASIS accuracy and ensure patient satisfaction.