I'm in texas and still waiting any day now for a surveyor from the state.
Is there anything I usually be doing in preparation for the visit.
I've read, re-read the CMS condition of participations and Texas regulations. But I still feel extremely anxious and scare considering some of the horror stories I've heard about home health surveyors.
Does your agency provide homemaker services? If so, is the hha or cnt required to obtain vital signs (every visit) on a patient that's only recieving homemaker(light housekeeping, laundry, cooking, etc).
Is a treatment plan, plan of care, or 485 required on a patient that is not getting skilled services?
Lastly, any information on Quality Assurance Performance Improvement(QAPI) such as document format, indicators, worksheet tools. I've done research on QAPI, have a list of possible indicators but I've clueless as to the next step. Because we are a new, start-up agency, cash flow including revenue is tight
. I've been providing free care to patients for the past 6 months. Any tips, suggestions, documents or sample you want to share are truly appreciated.