Originally posted by CseMgr1
Home Health (for what my opinion is worth), went to hell in a handbasket due to PPS. I was like you, doing between 8-15 visits per day, and when the emphasis is placed on quantity and not quality , something has to give. I quit Home Health, after they raised my productivity on the weekends to 12-15 visits, then proceeded to cut my salary by $1.60/hr. After 18 years, it just wasn't worth it, anymore
Just a footnote to the above: Shortly before I left this HHA, I was assigned to see a patient over the weekend, whose visit had been bumped from Friday to Sunday due to "scheduling concerns". I walked into the house and was immediately hit with the odor of gangrene (once you smell it, you will NEVER forget it). The patient's son told me that he had been sick since Friday, the day that the original visit had been scheduled. I sent him stat to the local E.R., where he wound up having his leg amputated the next day.
I was really p-o'd about this, for this was clearly a sentinel event which could have been prevented
, had the Powers That May Have Been left that schedule alone.
But, no, it's all about money and politics, isn't it?