In the final installment of the Clinical Documentation Series, our focus turns to the Aides. Unlike many of the other disciplines who provide care in the home, Aides many times are present the most, but have the smallest amount of actual documentation to do. However, there are skills that need to be developed by the Aide to enable them to work closely with their Supervisory nurse, and communicate what is happening with their patients.
Home care agencies have become vital in ensuring that individuals can remain home safely and independently. Social workers have consistently been the frontline workers in times of crisis and have always provided a social safety net to ensure that everyone, particularly the vulnerable in our society, has access to needed services and resources. Social workers play an important role in supporting their patients and their families. Patient care is not routine, and care coordination needs to meet those changing needs.
Healthcare organizations are doing everything they can to provide better care for their patients. Improving outcomes while decreasing costs – AND maintaining compliance with physicians’ orders and payer regulations is NOT an easy goal to achieve. An important first step is ensuring that clinicians are documenting to meet the Conditions of Participation and billing requirements. This Defensible Clinical Documentation series will educate each clinical discipline on how they can improve their documentation skills, maintain compliance, and provide better patient care! We get started in this session with a focus on Home Health Nursing.
Under Home Health’s new Conditions of Participation, the Aide has 2 new competencies that must be performed prior to January 13 implementation date for existing employees. Then, all new home health aides will be bound by these new Conditions as well. Come learn about Common Skin Conditions and Communications Skills for your Home Health Aides!
Do you have a HIPAA compliant Risk Assessment? Are you doing enough to protect PHI and ePHI? Completing a checklist or performing the minimum number of steps to render a Risk Assessment does not guarantee your Risk Assessment is HIPAA compliant.
Are you aware a Security Risk Assessment is one of the four mandatory ACI transition measures and it plays a role in all 4 mandatory measures and the 7 optional measures? This webinar demonstrates how Data Security is NOT just an issue for your software system or IT department.
This webinar provides a review of the services required to be provided under the Medicare hospice benefit and the Medicare home health benefit as well as the services covered under a Medicaid Waiver - and how they can coexist with hospice or home health. Common non-compliant practices will be discussed along with suggestions for coordination of care. Specific areas of focus are: Federal regulations regarding hospice services, home health services and Medicaid waiver services; why some common practices are non-compliant and provide examples of compliant practices, and care coordination requirements.