Want an ICD-10 Preview Straight from the Horse’s Mouth?

Posted on 15. Mar, 2010 by in Breaking News.

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CMS busts ICD-10 myths in upcoming webinar. And we try some ICD-10 mythbusting ourselves.

If you’ve heard lots of rumors about ICD-10 codes lately, and want to get the real story straight from the horse’s mouth — here’s your…

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CMS Eases Up On CHOW 36-Month Rule

Posted on 11. Mar, 2010 by in Breaking News.

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Rule still freezes many M&As.

The feds have made good on a pledge to loosen a punishing new restriction on home health agency changes of ownership (CHOWs) — but the new rule will still hit many HHAs hard.

In regulations that…

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Home Health Reimbursement: A Picture Gets You Paid for Wound Care Management

Posted on 11. Mar, 2010 by in Money Matters.

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Show skin breakdown and verify your staff’s work in one step. But do this first.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so just imagine how clear and helpful it could be when you’re dealing with wound care —…

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Case Study: Orientation Tool for Hospice Staff

Posted on 11. Mar, 2010 by in Tool Kit.

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Here’s how one hospice tackled information overload so that new staff really understood what they needed to know.

The intricacies at hospice can often be overwhelming to new staff members. That’s why one organization,

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OASIS C Tip: Urinary Incontinence

Posted on 10. Mar, 2010 by in Hot Topics.

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Here’s where you’re getting inaccurate data during OASIS C assessments.

Simply asking your female patients about conditions prior to onset of care as OASIS C requires isn’t enough to spot urinary incontinence issues.

And left undetected, urinary incontinence issues can…

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Home Health Coding Clinic: ICD-9 Codes for Diabetic Manifestations

Posted on 03. Mar, 2010 by in Money Matters.

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Read on, and we’ll teach you how to pair them up correctly.

Question: Our patient has multiple diabetic ulcers on his toes, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetic retinopathy, and stage 3 chronic kidney disease due

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Hospice Caregiver Case Study

Posted on 03. Mar, 2010 by in Hot Topics.

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Time together for Taylor and Tonkka

Time together for Taylor and Tonkka

How one hospice caregiving team came up with a creative way to ease one family’s fears.

So many equate hospice to death, but for

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New Edit Hits DME Suppliers

Posted on 02. Mar, 2010 by in Money Matters.

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Suppliers will need to keep closer tabs on their patients under a new edit that will take effect July 6.

Under the edit, the Medicare claims system will reject DME claims when the beneficiary was in a non-covered skilled nursing…

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Hospices Must Provide Even More Claims Data

Posted on 02. Mar, 2010 by in Money Matters.

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This spring, hospices must provide yet another piece of data on Medicare claims. As of Jan. 1, hospices have had to report visits or phone calls for nearly all hospice days billed, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services notes…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Home Health Workers from Occupational Hazards

Posted on 24. Feb, 2010 by in Hot Topics.

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These checklists help you keep workers safe and improve retention.

If you’re looking for ways to keep your HHA employees safe and on the job, the Centers for Disease Control

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