7 Best Practices and Tips for OASIS-D Compliance and Home Health Quality Assurance

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: April 2, 2019

Home health agencies may find many of the changes to OASIS-D daunting, but there are several modifications that have helped make assessments easier than ever before. The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act) is the primary driving force behind the OASIS changes.


Documenting Hospice Eligibility for Alzheimer’s Dementia

By Leslie Heagy / Posted on: March 22, 2019

When admitting a patient to hospice with a primary terminal diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, your documentation should clearly show the nature and condition causing the hospice admission in addition to, the hospice disease-specific LCD guidelines.


The Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) Is Here!

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: March 13, 2019

The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) officially approved implementation of the Review Choice Demonstration in Home Health. Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) for Home Health Services will give providers in the demonstration states an initial choice of three options…


Required Hospice GIP Documentation

By Leslie Heagy / Posted on: February 4, 2019

General Inpatient (GIP) Care is one of the four levels of care available to patients who elect the Medicare Hospice Benefit. When may GIP level of care be appropriate? When is it NOT appropriate to use GIP level of care?