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July
  • 01 CMS Releases the 2014 Proposed Rule
    CMS released the Proposed Rule this past Friday, June 28. Most of the provisions will impact any services provided by home health agencies under Medicare Part A beginning Jan. 1, 2014. The most note-worthy provisions include: - A reduction in…more
June
  • 27 CMS Releases First Draft of OASIS-C
    (BILOXI, MS – June 27, 2013) CMS has released the first draft of the OASIS-C 1 form, which accommodates the new seven-digit ICD-10 codes and a few other revisions. The new draft clarifies language on 44 items and contains 110 OASIS…more
  • 11 Software Tip of the Month - June 2013
    How to Compile a Filtered List of Patients in Case of a Disaster In many areas of the health care industry, we are asked to quickly comprise lists of patients when we are under inimical conditions, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. Here is a quick way to gather…more
  • 06 OASIS Tip of the Month - June 2013
    M1308 - Current Number of Unhealed Pressure Ulcers Click here to print this tip!
  • 06 Coding Tip of the Month - June 2013
    Malfunctioning Shunt s/p Neoplasm Resection Walk through this sample scenario to practice your coding skills. Click here to print this tip!
  • 06 Are You Getting What You Paid For?
    by Tom Boyd I have been a financial consultant for the home health industry since 1989, and I continue to be amazed by the number of providers who are paying for the work of a CPA, but do not know…more
May
  • 15 Software Tip of the Month - May 2013
    Viewing Your Changes from Your Clinical Package Software in OASIS Analysis Plus IMPORTANT: To view your OASIS changes in OASIS Analysis Plus, you must first make these changes in your clinical package software. Once you do this, proceed to next…more
  • 08 Coding Tip of the Month - May 2013
    Traumatic Wound with Debridement and Skin Graft Learn how to code a traumatic wound with debridement and a skin graft in this month’s coding tip. Click here to see how these wounds will be reported on the OASIS. Click here to print this tip!
  • 08 OASIS Tip of the Month - May 2013
    Traumatic Wound with Debridement and Skin Graft Learn how a traumatic wound with debridement and a skin graft will be reported on the OASIS in this month’s OASIS tip. Click here to see how you would code this scenario. Click here to print this tip!
  • 08 Benchmarking - Today’s Compass Guide for Dominating a Competitive Industry
    by Kimberly Searcy, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C If you knew your home health competitors were outperforming you in any area, would that change how your agency operates on a daily basis? A major key in assuring your home health agency…more


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August
June
  • 27 CMS Releases First Draft of OASIS-C
    (BILOXI, MS – June 27, 2013) CMS has released the first draft of the OASIS-C 1 form, which accommodates the new seven-digit ICD-10 codes and a few other revisions. The new draft clarifies language on 44 items and contains 110 OASIS…more
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