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Comprehensive Home Care Assessment Part 1: Key Elements & Requirements

presented by Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C and Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

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Financial: Tina Marrelli is an employee and share holder of Marrelli and Assoc. Inc, with book sales. Tina Marrelli is a share holder with book sales of Innovative Caregiving Solutions LLC. Tina Marrelli is an author who receives book royalties from Sigma Theta Tau International Publishing. Tina Marrelli receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. Kim Corral is an employee and share holder of Chelta, Inc Kim Corral receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. For both instructors there are no financial interests beyond the production of this course.
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Video Runtime: 24 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 5 Minutes

No encounter or visit is as important as the first visits that comprise the comprehensive assessment in home care. The comprehensive assessment is the driver for all patient care and related planning in home care. This foundational course presents a holistic review of the Medicare comprehensive assessment requirements as defined by the Medicare Conditions of Participation 484.55. This information can be integrated into your organization's operational processes related to patient assessment and care planning. An interactive patient example will be featured, with lessons learned, and areas of improvement will be demonstrated.

Meet Your Instructors

Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C

Kim is a registered nurse with a master's degree in education and more than 30 years of home health experience. She is an experienced leader in home health care, having held both clinical and operational positions at regional and national levels for large corporate home health organizations. She brings a passion for providing the clinical…

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Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

Tina Marrelli is the president of Marrelli and Associates, Inc., a publishing and consulting firm working in home care for more than 30 years. Tina is the author of 13 books, including the Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation, and Reimbursement (6th edition, 2018). Other books include A Guide for Caregiving: What's Next? Planning…

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1. The Comprehensive Assessment: What Is It?

The Conditions of Participation are requirements by law for participation in the Medicare program. This first chapter will discuss the Medicare participation glossary and what it means to clinicians and managers. Special emphasis will be given to CoP 484.55, the comprehensive assessment of patients.

2. Setting the Stage for Success

his chapter describes how to effectively set the stage for successful data collection, with special emphasis on the home environment, beginning the professional relationship milieu, and explaining the process of the comprehensive assessment to the patient/family/caregiver.

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