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Occupational Therapy and Data Collection in Home Health

by Karen Vance, BSOT, Senior Managing Consultant | Clinical Operations Specialist, BKD Health Care Group The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) portends significant changes to the way Medicare currently pays home health agencies (HHA) under Prospective Payment System (PPS). PDGM is … Continue reading

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Home Care… we have a problem!

By Tina Hilmas, RN, BSN, MS, CPPS Center for Patient Safety, Assistant Director Did I get your attention? Good! We do have a problem, and it’s not the usual having to deal with Conditions of Participation (CoP) or with the … Continue reading

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New Cholesterol Management Guidelines and the Effects on Home Health Patients

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women (CDC, 2017). Every year, 735,000 Americans have a heart attack (CDC, 2017). Cardiovascular health is important to the … Continue reading

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Safety First: Winter Driving Tips

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator There have already been several major snow and ice storms across the country this year. Now that the heart of winter is upon us, HHQI would like to provide some driving tips to … Continue reading

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Why Time Spent on Your Phone Can be Disastrous for Your Sleep Patterns

By guest blogger: Sarah Johnson – sjohnson@tuck.com  Working night shifts or staying up late can be a nightmare for your internal clock, but there’s something else that might make your hopes of getting rest even worse — the iPhone or … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Home Health Aides

Guest post by Loretta Goggins RN, BSN, Home Health Resources, Inc., Houston, TX November is Home Health Aides Appreciation Month, and in honor of this special month, I’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate the home health aides on … Continue reading

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Learn More About Sepsis Screening & Education – It Could Be a Life-Saver

By investing a few minutes, home care clinicians can make a world of difference by Chris Chimenti, MSPT, ACCH, Senior Director of Clinical Innovation, HCR Home Care What is sepsis? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Sepsis … Continue reading

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