Category: Quality of care

In Honor of Skilled Nursing Week

Brought to you by Intelycare and Vocera In honor of Skilled Nursing Week, we’d like to honor our post-acute, SNF and rehab staff with some extra and free content that we hope will be helpful. We know you’ve had a long, hard year and we want to celebrate you! We’ll be releasing something new every […]

Maintenance Therapy

Today we’ll be speaking with Dee Kornetti and Cindy Krafft, owners and founders of Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions. Both are recognized speakers in the areas of home health and physical therapy, bringing decades of expertise to offer compliance and revenue solutions. Today, we are talking about Cindy and Dee’s newly updated book, The […]

Testing, Reporting, and Visitation Policies

Long-term care expert Reg Hislop chats with us about recent CMS guidance on testing, reporting, and the particularly new guidance on visitation policies. Listen and subscribe on SoundCloud Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts Listen and subscribe on Spotify Post-Acute Advisor · COVID-19 Testing, Reporting, and Visitation Policies in SNFs

5 Ways Interoperability Can Benefit Home-Based Care

By: Navin Gupta, VP, Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty, MatrixCare The digital age has created an overhaul of technology within the healthcare industry – transforming health records into collections of electronic data that should simplify administration processes for providers everywhere. But just because health records have gone digital, doesn’t mean it makes communication any […]

CMS seeking feedback on potential future quality measures and assessment data

A significant portion of the 2020 PPS proposed rule deals with potential measures and associated assessment elements that could come to the home health industry in the future. While CMS is not planning to finalize any of these measures or standardized patient assessment data elements (SPADES) as part of the rulemaking process this year, CMS […]

CMS vows to stop hospitals from blocking nursing home requests for patient information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released several proposals in a blog post dated February 8, 2019, to help increase interoperability between hospitals and LTC facilities and remove silos that prevent SNFs and nursing homes from getting the information they need to care for patients. The agency is accepting comments on the requests […]

CMS releases tables detailing the 2019 quality measures for home health

Source: Home Health Line CMS has published updated details on potentially avoidable events, process and outcome measures for 2019. The updated tables also include details on star-ratings measures and quality measures new to Home Health Compare in 2019. Claims-based outcome measures “Medicare spending per beneficiary” and “Discharge to community” are joining the ranks of publicly […]

CMS adds future hospice quality measure development to Provider Engagement Opportunities webpage

By Home Health Line. CMS on its website has added a portion about future quality measure development for hospices. “This addition to the webpage will keep stakeholders informed of hospice measures that CMS has submitted to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Application Process (MAP),” according to a post on CMS’ website. “At this time, […]

CMS posts hospice quality reporting program quick reference guide

By Home Health Line. CMS has recently posted a two-page “Hospice Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Quick Reference Guide” that includes frequently asked questions, information about the quality reporting program help desks and helpful links to additional resources about quality reporting. View the guide at https://go.cms.gov/2OLhYVi.

Reconsideration requests under quality reporting program now electronic-only

by Home Health Line. Agencies looking to have a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) reconsider the decision to reduce the agency’s annual payment update over noncompliance with the home health quality reporting program (HHQRP) now have only one option: to submit the request letter electronically. Agencies that do not submit the required quality data for the […]