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Quality Assurance, Quality Assesment/Performance Improvement, Quality Improvement, Whatever You Call It or “A Rose By Any Other Name”

Several recent plans of corrections for CHAP and some recent software demo’s put me in mind to rant a bit about the monster that home health and hospice agencies call QA (or QI or QAPI, etc). These monsters were conceived when the industry started to utilize technology and it is out of hand, folks! It doesn’t […]

Hospice Billing Resource

I am so proud to endorse my friend Theresa Scott at www.mytexla.com for her expertise in hospice billing and coding. Sure, she does LOTs of other stuff, including home health billing,  collections, claims recovery, and she does it all BRILLIANTLY. However, I’m REALLY excited about adding a hospice billing/coding company to the resources in my toolbox […]

The Hospice OASIS is HERE; Otherwise called Hospice Item Set of HIS

Now at least it’s only a few pages long (OASIS is about 18) but we have to submit this quality data within 30 days of admission and 30 days of discharge.  Do you know how? Please contact me at carolandersonRN@gmail.com  and let me know if your hospice software is submitting this data for you!!!! I […]

Hospice Management Suite (HospiceSoft)

I’ve had the good fortune to demo Hospice Management Suite after reading a review by TIm Rowan of Health Care Technology Report who can be counted on for unbiased assessments of the contenders in the healthcare software industry. If you are not familiar with Tim’s work you should peruse his website at the link above. […]


I ran into Christine King on a list serv at DecisionHealth Click on the graphic to gain access to industry experts all over the country. Back to Christine, I was looking for a more efficient way to QA electronic records on Kinnser and discussed my needs with Christine. Turns out MyVirtualQA.com has a whole menu of […]

Hospice and Home Health Consulting Services in Dallas and Fort Worth

Take advantage of the hospice and home health consulting services provided by Carol Anderson, RN, BSN, CHPN. Now located in Far North Dallas and accepting clients for QAPI management, Clinical Leader Development, as well as Strategic Planning and PAC Orientation. See a menu of services by clicking here or the tab above and email any questions to […]

Hospice Resources I find myself repeating!

I’ve been doing a lot of hospice surveys lately and find myself repeating the same recommendations so thought it worthy of a post. First of all, for anybody in hospice that needs to learn more about the “business” end of things check out the Tough Training offered by Multivew, Inc at www.multiviewinc.com. I notice that […]

Introducing the Home Health or Hospice Operations “Level One Diagnostic”

Forgive the Star Trek reference but it has occurred to me that 99 times out of 100 I am able to identify Medicare deficiencies, CHAP required actions, and opportunities to improve within the first few charts. The rest of the survey is documenting the additional evidence. I developed the “Level One Diagnostic” for a quick […]

CarolAnderson.CO moving to Dallas, TX

Howdy ya’ll! I wanted to let you know that I’m MOVING! I will be in the Far North Dallas area the first week in July! I’m so fortunate to be able to continue to conduct CHAP site visits as I find it the most rewarding job ever! I am now able to offer LOCAL consulting […]