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.
The Penalty Box is our new monthly webinar series on the latest compliance and regulatory issues facing home health. This series is produced in partnership with OperaCare, a software and services company that focuses automating the quality assurance process for home health.
Do you understand what your regular visit documentation needs to be audit proof? It’s not just a skilled need. How your clinician’s document will determine if you can defend your length of stay decisions and medical necessity of the patient. Come learn how to improve defensible documentation!
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! This session is focused on Therapy Documentation in Homecare.
The individuals that are running a Home Health Agency feel like one-armed wallpaper hangers these days. Home Health Directors are faced with many challenges during the workday from clinical issues to reading financials to finding and retaining good clinicians. In this webinar we will review key items that every Clinical Director or Director of Nursing needs to know to perform their job. Included will be how to use data to drive results, key performance indicators, scorecards and dashboards and what to do with those finance reports.
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.
The Penalty Box is our monthly webinar series on the latest compliance and regulatory issues facing home health. The fifth session in this series, led by Michael McGowan of Operacare, provides an education on Scribing and how this process can revolutionize the care provision in Homecare while significantly increasing quality and compliance.
Homecare is the only segment of the Healthcare continuum which isolates its nurses to assess and chart, do complete care planning, and manage a patient’s outcomes. This has created long gaps between OASIS assessment completion and being able to care for the patient. Good outcomes are difficult to attain because of this in many cases.