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  • Staff trainer answer key

    Check the answers after testing staff knowledge on plan of care.

  • Staff trainer quiz on plan of care

    Test staff knowledge on plan of care.

  • Top 10 invalid primary diagnosis codes in PDGM

    Muscle weakness (generalized) was the most commonly used primary diagnosis that would be considered invalid under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), according to 2018 data from Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Strategic Healthcare Programs.

  • Staff trainer: Plan of care

    A patient’s plan of care is like a road map. It provides instructions and directions on items that need to be completed in order for the patient to have improved health and positive outcomes. Each patient has an individualized plan of care that is developed in collaboration with the patient, clinician and physician.

  • Improve your Facebook, social media strategy to obtain more referrals

    Set goals and objectives for the use of Facebook and create strong content to reap the benefits of increasing referrals, networking opportunities and becoming an influencer in the community.

  • Protect your agency's Medicare enrollment, report any minor affiliations

    A sweeping new Medicare enrollment final rule with comment period will eventually require all providers and suppliers to report even modest relationships with other entities whose debts, exclusions, revocations and suspensions may affect you.


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