Tag: readmissions

CMS releases OASIS-E guidance manual

CMS has released the much-anticipated draft guidance manual for the OASIS-E version of the OASIS data set. The OASIS-E will be used for assessments beginning Jan. 1, 2023. The new 396-page guidance manual includes an item-by-item guide to the OASIS-E assessment instrument (page 13), as well as a 10-page description of the changes from OASIS-D […]

Does the home health episode have any effect on readmission?

By The Bottom Line Q: We have a patient that was in the hospital for one week. The patient went to another skilled nursing facility (SNF) for 25 days, then went home, but used home health services. The patient now wants to come back into our SNF. It is within 30 days of the previous […]

Panel on Development of Potentially Preventable Hospitalization Measures for HHAs open

Nominations for a panel on development of potentially preventable hosptialization measures for home health agencies are due February 22   CMS is seeking a Technical Expert Panel to develop potentially preventable hospitalization/readmission measures for Home Health Agencies (HHAs), including standardized items and specifications. Visit the Technical Expert Panels webpage for more information.

As observation stays become widely used, SNFs begin to worry

Hospital readmissions are decreasing, which may be the result of an increase of hospitals classifying return hospital visits as observation stays, rather than admissions, leaving the SNF leaders worried about the financial impact this shift will have in the long-term care community. Because observation stays do not count as an admission; rather they count as […]

AHCA issues 2012 Annual Quality Report

The American Health Care Association (AHCA)  issued its annual Quality Report, which informs members, policymakers, and the public on advancements in quality care that stem from the more than 11,000 member facilities nationwide. “Improving Lives by Delivering Solutions for Quality Care” is the stated AHCA mission. In partnership with the National Center for Assisted Living, […]