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  • 2019 Home Health Final Rule

    The OASIS-D FINAL home health version is now available on the CMS website. This OASIS-D will be implemented on January 1, 2019. Click here for an introduction and training tools for the new OASIS-D, by CMS. Home health therapists will be delighted to see that 28 items were removed from the Oasis! Here’s a breakdown of OASIS […]

  • Hospitalizations and re-Hospitalizations

    Factors Associated With Accelerated Hospitalization and Re-hospitalization Among Medicare Home Health Patients Abstract Background: Preventing hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations of older adults receiving Medicare home health (HH) services is a key goal for patients and care providers. This study aimed to identify factors related to greater risk of and earlier hospitalizations from HH, a key step […]

  • A Healthier Lifestyle

    Here’s a neat website offering many resources to lead people towards a healthier lifestyle: http://www.truehealthinitiative.org/research/ … all evidence based!

  • Fall Prevention Resource for Spanish speaking patients

    Here is a very concise VIDEO LINK ON FALL PREVENTION presented by the National Council on Aging that may be helpful when treating Spanish patients. This video could be shared with home health (and other) patients and/or their caregivers. (click the BLOG heading up above to access the link)

  • 5 Helpful Tips for Caregivers

    Help for New Caregivers It is easy to become overwhelmed as a new caregiver. Here are 5 tips posted on the CDC website: •Learn about the person’s medical condition or diagnosis. By learning more you will understand your loved one’s disease or condition and can be better able to care for them now and plan […]

  • Homebound or not?

    This is a question that is often the topic of discussion at many home health therapy offices. Most home health therapists are fairly seasoned when it comes to making decisions on whether or not a patient is homebound but there is indeed somewhat of a grey area as well. We compiled data from the CMS […]

  • Let’s celebrate! CMS Final Rule

    It is with great joy that we announce the news that CMS has released the Final Rule. The 13/19 day Re-assessments will be eliminated for all episodes starting on or after 01/01/2015 and will be replaced by 30-day Re-assessments for all therapy disciplines. You can review this yourself at https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-26057.pdf. Pages 202-213 refer specifically to the […]

  • Windows XP and HIPAA Compliance – Are the Two Compatible?

    “Microsoft recently announced that, after April 8, 2014, it will not longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows XP. Microsoft’s statement that “businesses that are governed by regulatory obligations such as HIPAA may find that they are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements” has spurred a certain level of panic among health care providers that utilize […]

  • Meet us at the APTA CSM in Las Vegas this Feb!

    February 3rd-6th: Pariox co-owner Jon, a PT and home health contract therapy company owner, is looking forwad to talking HOME HEALTH at CSM! Home Health is our field of expertise, it’s what we DO and LOVE. We would be thrilled to network with you. Call or email us to meet up with us at CSM: […]

  • REAL Patient eSignatures

    PATIENT ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES are here! BETA testing is well under way and going great! Therapists nation-wide are using their tablets, smart phones and iPads® to capture REAL patient signatures directly on their devices. Neat fact #1: The patient’s electronic signature can be printed directly on the note! Neat fact #2: This feature is FREE for […]