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In the past, the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) has done little to assess the cognitive function of the patient. Now, Section C of the OASIS-E manual includes guidance for that, as well as for signs and symptoms of … Keep Reading
When clinicians are completing a comprehensive assessment for a new patient, they may notice whether the patient is able to obtain, process and understand basic health information. Section B of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) covers items related … Keep Reading
The Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data elements are designed for home health organizations to integrate into their comprehensive assessment to collect and report quality data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). They can also guide … Keep Reading
Home health organizations must prepare for the update of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) to OASIS-E, which will replace OASIS-D on January 1, 2023. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the plan to implement OASIS-E … Keep Reading
When a business is agile, it can move quickly and easily and is able to understand and adapt on short notice. Agile care-at-home organizations have teams that jump on board and familiarize themselves with the latest regulatory changes. They’re researching … Keep Reading
Occupational therapists (OTs) are a key member of the care team in home healthcare. One area of expertise that providers should tap into is the OT’s ability to assess functional cognition. Cognitive Function Cognitive function is how an individual uses … Keep Reading
While some clinicians find it difficult to define, “necessary and reasonable” services are required by Medicare. Reasonable and necessary services are those provided in the home that require the skill and training of a licensed professional. The skill ordered by … Keep Reading
Many stakeholders agree that the demand for palliative care will continue to rise. For care at home providers who wish to expand into palliative care, there are two important considerations that can determine future success: how to best market the … Keep Reading
With a decrease in skilled nursing facility residents from the pandemic comes an increase in therapy referrals in the home. Home health organizations are seeing the benefits their patients experience with therapy at home, such as reduced hospital readmissions and … Keep Reading
Effective tools are needed to complete a task successfully. Depending on the nature of the task, the tool may take the form of a physical instrument, a guide for best practice, a data resource or a directional map. In the … Keep Reading
The process of improving your organization’s home health star ratings can be a daunting task to take on. It can be especially difficult if your organization accepts multiple insurance payers, since the outcomes and process measures which form patient star … Keep Reading
The largest generation in the workforce is heavily focused on growth. Career growth, that is. An overwhelming majority of millennial employees rated “professional or career growth and development opportunities” as important to them in a job. Despite this, only 39% … Keep Reading

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