Is the new Plan of Care (POC) Requirement reason for alarm? QIRT explains what's actually new and what to do about it.
Effective QAPI can be useful to improve your agency outcomes and finances, but essential to QAPI is a focus on PIPs (Performance Improvement Projects).
Implemented correctly, effective QAPI can be useful to improve your agency outcomes and finances. QIRT experts have outlined three major effective QAPI concepts that we recommend you remember above all.
With the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) going into effect January 13th, QIRT consultants have been receiving multiple calls from current and potential clients requesting that we provide them with a new policy and procedure manual that covers the new COPs. On the surface, this seems like an easy enough request - for a fee, QIRT... Continue Reading →
Completing the new Emergency Preparedness Plan (EP) for your home care agency is not an easy task and the time to finish is now. Caution should be used in preparation. Begin with QIRT's checklist.
CMS released the proposed rule on October 6, 2014 that would update the home health Conditions of Participation. The Conditions of Participation have needed a major update since 1989 to help agencies focus on patient care and patient outcomes. CMS states, "This proposed regulation focuses on assuring the protection and promotion of patient rights; enhances... Continue Reading →
A patient's residence is wherever he or she makes his or her home. This may be their own home, an apartment, a relative's home, a facility for the aging, or some other type of institution. An institution can't be considered a patient's residence if the institution meets the requirements of §§1861(e)(1) or 1819(a)(1) of the Act. This... Continue Reading →
Point changes, case-mix weight (CMW) changes, and OASIS submission implementation requirements could have a huge monetary impact on your agency. There is potential to lose millions of dollars in revenue if the proposed rule is implemented as it has been issued. Case-mix weights are continuing on the rebasing train. CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid... Continue Reading →
On March 18, 2013 during the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s March on Washington/Private Duty Home Care Integrated Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C., a representative from CMS announced that there will be some significant releases in the next several months-including a draft of OASIS-C1, guidance on how new survey sanctions will be... Continue Reading →