Home Health Nursing Documentation: Improving Patient Care and Avoiding Payment Denials

recording Home Health Nursing Documentation: Improving Patient Care and Avoiding Payment Denials

You Will Learn:

  • Why effective documentation practices matter to care and cost
  • Examples of what effective documentation looks like
  • A review of policies governing reimbursement of home health services and practical steps to help achieve payment for these services
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Failure to accurately document patient care in home health can affect patient care outcomes and result in Medicare reimbursement denials.

This must-attend webinar explores home health clinical documentation strategies to help provide quality patient care and easily achieve regulatory compliance by:

  1. Efficiently and effectively training nurses to perform proper patient assessment documentation,
  2. Helping nurses and clinicians understand the importance of accurate documentation to motivate improvement efforts, and
  3. Reducing reimbursement issues and liability risks to address financial and legal concerns.

Our home health expert will explain the impact of documentation on patient outcomes and provide specific advice for quality documentation. You’ll also learn why documentation is a critical part of the patient record, and the latest CMS requirements for home care documentation.

Learning Objectives

This comprehensive program covers:

  • Why effective documentation practices matter to care and cost
  • Examples of what effective documentation looks like
  • A review of policies governing reimbursement of home health services and practical steps to help achieve payment for these services
  • Important standards and principles of home care documentation
  • Pros and cons of electronic documentation
  • Examples of appropriate documentation relative to the coverage criteria under CMS
  • A review of HH PPS final rule (79 FR 66032) documentation requirements

You’ll also learn best practice strategies and tips to:

  • Minimize legal risks,
  • Develop foolproof auditing and documentation systems, and
  • Motivate nurses and clinicians to document completely and accurately.

Product ID: 5859

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Faculty

Kathy Quan
Kathy Quan
RN BSN PHN

Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN has been a nurse for over thirty-five years. The majority of her career has been in home health and hospice. She has been a field nurse, nursing supervisor, acting branch manager and QAPI specialist. Today she works part time for hospice as a QAPI specialist. Kathy is an award-winning author of six books including The Everything Guide to Caring for Aging Parents, which is based on her experience as a home health nurse and administrator. In 2004, Kathy became the last Guide to Nursing at About.com and has written for many other nursing and health care sites.

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