About the MHCA Blog

The Minnesota HomeCare Association blog is written, compiled and edited by Aeli Rosin, MHCA Communications Manager. OASIS and Coding tips are written by our Nurse Consulting Group, which is a group of consultants from Pathway Health Services.

18 thoughts on “About the MHCA Blog

  1. Pat,

    I have a list of agencies I send blog announcements whenever I post a blog. I have already gotten two posts ready for next week and because of a hectic schedule I was going to do one more. Instead, I am wondering if I might post a link to one of your posts about Haiti. That is what I was going to write about anyway and it seems you have already done a good job. Is that okay with you?

  2. I came across your blog and webiste researching trends in senior living/and nursing home/SNFs.

    My firm specializes in healthcare design and we are considering expanding our practice to include Skilled Nursing Facilities. I have been tasked with identifying the growth potential of the market and you seem to have handle on the industry and might be able to point me in the right direction.

    Thank you in advance for your assistance.

  3. Pat, I love your blog! Thank you so much for taking the time to put this blog together. You have pointed me in the right direction time and time again.

  4. HI Pat, I love your blog ! I am new to home healthcare and your blogs are really very helpful for me. Please advise me more resources to know all the rules and guidlines.

  5. Hi Pat, I am interested in your consulting services. Could you give me a call when you get chance.
    Mark Dunning

  6. Pat,
    Do you know what is needed for Vit B12 injections to be covered under home care skilled (medicare)? I remember something about certain labs, etc..thanks

  7. Hi Pat, I recently an new to my position as HOme Care nurse manager. I was wondering if there was any education on billling medicare in relation to diagnosis, and how an agency is reimbursed. Thanks.

  8. Pat, we are confused about providing both PCA and Home Health Aide services. Licensing dept has told us PCA does not fall under any license, but only regulated under the DHS rules. Therefore, can we just carry a Class A license, yet follow the guidelines for pca supervision under the DHS regulations?
    Our second questions is about Mantoux’s. Are we required to pay for or provide the mantoux testing on hiring? Or can it be a hiring requirement before they are placed on staff which they need to pay for themselves?

  9. Hi,
    I have a question that I don’t know where to go to look for an answer to. I am exploring doing PICC placements in the home and am wondering if anyone has done this, if not, do you think it would be covered under our Part A homecare license. Or, would I need to get a Part B license? If you can point me in the right direction I would be greatful.
    Thank you
    Brenda Ehnes

  10. Pat,
    At the MHCA meeting we were discussing the face to face and the NP ability to DO the encounter with the collaborating physician completing the actual document. Can you assist us in getting clarification on whether the “collaborating physician” has to be the MD that is in an official collaborative agreement with the NP or can the NP submit their documentation to the PMD (who is probably from a completely different network of providers) for them to complete the F2F from?
    Thanks so much!

  11. Hi Pat,
    We are having a conflicting opinion of the Resumption of Care Oasis. I have always thought that it could generate a new HHRG if the dx and POC changed significantly. For example, if a patient that was admitted for TKA aftercare were to fall and experience a fx, then develop an ulcer while hospitalized, the cost of care increases significantly. I am being told that the resumption of care doesn’t effect the HHRG. Please help, I don’t mind learning new things, but I can’t believe that the HHRG is only generated at SOC and recerts.

  12. Thoughts on Medicare rules when the client has to go to skilled nurse facility on respit status because 24 hour caregivers not available 2 days per week. This is ongoing and not medically related.

  13. Hello, I have a website about wound care in home health and about the OASIS-C wound items. I was wondering if you would like to add my site to your blogroll?

    It is at http://www.woundconsultations.com

    Thank you so much, and keep up the great, helpful posts.
    PS, I am from Minneapolis. I hear it has been quite warm there this winter. How odd!

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  15. Hi Elizabeth,

    By any chance- would you be open to welcoming a guest blogger?

    We are in the home care business.

    Please let me know by email if you could. Thanks

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