Last year brought some significant changes in the way we code a urinary tract infection (UTI) in Section I of the MDS. When you are determining whether to code a UTI, at first glance, it seems pretty straightforward. However there are multiple factors included in the determination of coding.
The start of a new year presents an ideal opportunity to review several key operational areas for your home health care agency. With the onslaught of medical reviews and new federal mandates, agencies must continue to function efficiently in order to provide the necessary services to their clients, while also dealing with the prospect of ever-shrinking profit margins. As you continue to plan for the year ahead, take time to review the following:
Topics: Home Health & Hospice
This case study illustrates how one facility discovered how to utilize QAPI processes to overcome their specific ADL and customer satisfaction challenges.
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Sunny Cove Nursing Home was informed by the state ombudsman that they had a reputation for discharging residents who have been unhappy with their care and overall outcomes. To address this, Jane Doe, DON, had her administrative nurses begin an investigation to determine if this allegation was credible.