The article reviewed The Joint Commission's analysis of five healthcare organizations that were chosen because of their positive reputations in the home care community.
According to a landmark clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) called the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) and released on 9/11/2015, lower blood pressure values than have been previously recommended were associated with a significantly lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and death. Read more and check out our Patient Teaching Guide!
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services established the Home Health Compare (HHC) website on Medicare.gov as a key tool for patients and referral sources to use when choosing a home health care provider. The star ratings program was added to make the information easier to use and for consumers to be able to knowledgeably select home health providers.
This article includes simple guidelines for the effective use of typography to ensure that your learning resources are not only readable but also attractive and memorable.
CMS recently posted a proposed electronic progress note template that it developed for physician's to use to document and support the physician face-to-face encounter requirements. Because the form has not yet been approved by the OMB, use of the progress note is entirely voluntary and optional.
Based on the FY 2015 Final Rule released on 8/5/2015, CMS implemented changes as to how hospice agencies are paid for the Routine Home Care level of care. Known as a Service Intensity Add-On (SIA) Payment will apply if a visit is made on a RHC level of care day during the last 7 days of life (and the beneficiary is discharged dead), anddirect patient care is provided by an RN or a social worker that day.