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Category Archives: Clinical Documentation

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What’s In An ICD 10 Code?Do You Write Care Plans For...

An ICD 10 code is more than just a few digits on a 485. We may know this from a reimbursement standpoint, but not always consider it from the clinical end. I'm going to age myself a bit and rewind to a time when nurses did their own coding which...

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Working Through The Care Plan: Drill Down To Why You Aren’t...

Today, your EMR care plan isn't necessarily a true depiction of what you want to accomplish in the home. Home health agencies realize that goals aren't met unless ALL the goals are met. Unfortunately, because the construction of the care plan is...

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Stop The Madness! Let’s Get Back To Basics Where Nursing Relies...

Today, home health nurses spends more time in the electronic medical record than taking care of the patient. Nursing care plans seem more about the process than the patient. This is why the care plan is more a formality than a usable tool that...

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Home Health Nursing: Putting The Care Plan Back In The Nurse’s...

In today's world, home health nursing is more skilled and the medical home model is more and more a reality in the present and future of home care. In that mix, somewhere the power of the skilled clinicians in the home has lost some momentum. Why...

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Care Planning Under PDGM: Why Getting It Wrong Is Not An...

It is a brand new year in home health.  We are on our second day of PDGM and you have probably admitted new patients. So, what is different about your care planning process today versus two days ago? If care planning process has evolved in the last...

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Does Your Documentation System Really Make It Easy To Know What...

Over time, home health documentation has changed. Whether we look at the litigious society that we live in or ongoing regulation changes, health care documentation has evolved. The most important thing is to make sure the patient doesn't get lost in...

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