Are you Linked In?

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First of all, a BIG THANK YOU to my colleagues who posted recommendations on http://www.linkedin.com/!!! and Secondly, you should go over to http://www.linkedin.com/ and check out the industry groups! They have networks for everything! home health groups, hospice groups, recruiting, advocacy, policy. Great people. I’m attaching the reccomendations that my dear colleagues posted because it is [...]

A Common Medicare Deficiency: The Transfer Summary

Medicare Conditions of Participation dictate that (G 238)  ”if a patient is transferred to another healthcare facility, a copy of the record or abstract is sent with the patient”. Inevitably I am asked “what if the agency is unaware that the patient went to the hospital?” and I commit my answer in writing here and [...]

CHAP Educational Resources

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CHAP has completely re-done its website. Check out the Education and Resources section (by clicking this text) ! Including a link to the CDC to ensure that your policies and procedures reflect current evidence based practice. Click the top pic to go to a video that will help you write your plan of corrections. Click [...]

Network with Industry Experts

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I notice that I keep telling folks about how to network with other home health business owners, administrators, consultants, and other experts in home health like attorneys and accountants, etc but I haven’t posted it here. So here ya go, it’s FREE! Decision Health Forums I find it an awesome way to stay in touch [...]

Medication Reconciliation: Another Free resource!!

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If you scroll back to my very first blog post, it was about the requirements for a proper medication review, according to CHAP and Medicare. I admit, it is one of my pet peeves! I wanted to make you aware of some free resources to assist in medication review. It is not uncommon for me [...]

Free Resource: Handwashing (CDC)

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This is a terrific little course to add to your orientation! You can print out the last page and have your employee sign it and file it in their personnel files with all the other wonderful in-services you provide! Interestingly, I have seen handwashing policies that instruct the clinician use soap and water, preferably liquid, [...]

Notification to Patients re: Changes in the Plan of Care

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According to Medicare at 484.10(c)(1) “The patient has the right to be informed, in advance about the care to be furnished, and of any changes in the care to be furnished. The HHA must advise the patient in advance of the disciplines that will furnish care, and the frequency of visits proposed to be furnished. [...]

Coding Education by PPS Plus

Check out the monthly coding tips at PPS Plus! http://www.ppsplus.com/news/coding-tip-of-the-month-june-2010/

Software Satisfaction Survey

Participate in the short satisfaction survey regarding your shopping experience and satisfaction with home health or hospice software on survey monkey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/82TJ6ZN Or write about your experience in the reply box below. Responses will be aggregated and posted on the software review blog. Be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss it! Carol