The patient can drive the car to the doctor even when it is very difficult.
The patient can ride in the car with a family member and push the cart in the grocery store for balance.
The patient can leave the home for non-medical reasons for a very short period of time.
The patient can walk around the block with the walker.
Be eligible for for Medicare and have a supplemental insurance policy.
Need a caregiver in the home at least 18 hours a day.
Be under the care of a physician and need skilled nursing or therapy services.
Be able to ride in a car to visit the physician.
A list of all current medications.
The patient's living will.
All pertinent diagnoses.
PT, HHA, RN
RN, OT, ST
MSW, RN, ST
RN, PT, ST
PPS stands for Prospective Payment System.
An episode of care is a 90 day period.
A mistake in documentation can result in a payment denial.
PPS payment is based on the Home Health Resource Group (HHRG).
Stay with the patient until help comes.
Phone the office for help.
Leave the house immediately and call the supervisor.
Verbal and written threats.
All of the above.
Plan of Care
Medical Durable Power of Attorney.
Keeping written patient information out of sight in the car.
Phoning the physician about the patient at another patient's house.
Sharing patient information with family members, only with the patient's consent.
Discussing patient information only with other caregivers that have a need to know.
Managed care company