I have been in home health for 5 years, ICU for 5 years. I worked for and free-standing agency and have been with a hospital based home health for 3 years. We started OASIS in the nick of time 10/1. We completely revamped our admission assesment to include OASIS, and of couse JCAHO standards. Our process is paper, not laptop. (god will surely look down upon us and bless us with a larger budget!) the staff as been very preceptive and postive.
I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy MinDePar
?) a few months ago. I had the opportunity to addddress some concerns that I had regarding the BBA. I specifically brought
up the venipuncture ruling. She was very receptive and concerned. I gave specific cases and some of the unpleasant outcomes and alternatives that our patients experienced.
I strongly feel that we must keep the lines of communication open with the government and our congressmen.