Includes everything the home care nurse needs to provide quality care and effectively document care based on accepted professional standards. This handbook offers detailed standards and documentation guidelines including ICD-9-CM (diagnostic) codes, OASIS considerations, service skills (including the skills of the multidisciplinary health care team), factors justifying homebound status, interdisciplinary goals and outcomes, reimbursement, and resources for practice and education.
The fifth edition of this little red book has been updated to include new information from the most recently revised Federal Register Final Rule and up-to-date coding. All information in this handbook has been thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated.
- Offers easy-to-access and easy-to-read format that guides users step by step through important home care standards and documentation guidelines.
- Includes the most current NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses so that providers have the most accurate and up-to-date information at their fingertips.
- Provides the most up-to-date information about the newest and predominant reimbursement mechanisms in home care: the Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Pay For Performance (P4P).
- New interdisciplinary roles have been added, such as respiratory therapist and nutritionist.
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