Home Health & Hospice

Where should homebound status be documented?

Homecare Insider, April 25, 2016

Document all four components in the initial assessment and the progress notes and/or summary reports. The frequency of this documentation is completely dependent on each patient. For example, a patient who is suffering from a chronic, debilitating illness that is not expected to chance may only need this documentation every episode. However, postoperative patients or those suffering from an acute illness that is expected to resolve may require this documentation every visit. OASIS data elements identify the patient’s functional limitations.