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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
Did you review your Provider Preview Report to see how your hospice quality measured up? Hospice providers were given 60 days from the release of the report to review and contest results from the two new claims-based measures in the … Keep Reading
Hospice providers finally can gauge their quality scores against the industry average, a key component in scoring within the new Hospice Care Index (HCI). Data from the inaugural period of the HCI is now available for providers to preview before … Keep Reading
Putting an emergency preparedness plan into action became real for many organizations a few years ago when a Category 4 hurricane hit the coast of Texas. Major flooding occurred and forced many residents to flee to other parts of the … Keep Reading
Palliative care organizations continue to define their approach to care and expand their reach and impact in the post-acute care community. Some have even benefited by leaning on accrediting bodies to ensure a sound and compliant palliative care program. Community … Keep Reading
There are many benefits to becoming a Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) verified home health organization. Accredited organizations follow best practices and have better compliance overall. Because these organizations follow best practices, accreditation can help lessen employee turnover and increase … Keep Reading
The world of healthcare technology is complex and competitive. At Axxess, the complexity and the competition are what drives each team member. The ongoing assurance and faith in each of our Axxess teams provided by our Founder and CEO John … Keep Reading
In 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which shifted to a patient-centered payment system that focuses on clinical characteristics and other meaningful patient information. Under PDGM, the 60-day episode of care … Keep Reading
As the home health industry continues to evolve at a rapid rate, successful organizations are those that fully understand regulatory compliance and maximize the benefits of home health to create positive outcomes for their patients. Among the therapy skills that … Keep Reading
There’s nothing quite like the anxiety of a surveyor popping in your home health organization for a surprise audit. Surveys can cause even the most stringent administrator to doubt their operations. I remember the feeling well and that’s why I … Keep Reading
Hospices should review their best practices to meet compliance with the new Hospice Care Index (HCI). This claims-based quality measure is reported throughout the patient’s lifecycle and is made up of 10 indicators that represent multiple aspects of care, from … Keep Reading
Often in reviewing clinical records, quality assurance (QA) staff look for items that are not a concern for surveyors or auditors. Inconsistency, requests, and phone calls from QA while doing visits and interruptions when at home all add to the … Keep Reading


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