Tag: competency

Manage medications ahead of OASIS-E

Agencies should ensure clinicians are familiar with the high-risk drug classes ahead of OASIS-E implementation and the addition of N0415 (High-risk drug classes: use and indication). Explain why it’s important. Be sure that staff are educated and competent in the various high-risk drug classes. Designate education around different medications. Make sure you’re asking the right […]

Home health industry asks CMS to wash away challenging bathing requirement

Source: Home Health Line Given an opportunity to provide insights about Medicare regulatory requirements that are burdensome, many in the home health industry pointed to tub baths currently being an aide competency requirement under the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs). The vast majority of home health patients don’t take tub baths, making it […]