Podcast Summary: An interview with the founder and CEO of HealthWare about their OASIS Scrubbing and Analysis services. Their real-time capabilities allow agencies to operate faster and more efficiently than ever before and help agencies meet compliance requirements for Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoP), Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI), Star Ratings, Value Based Purchasing (VBP) and more.
“HealthWare offers one of the most complete EMR platforms that addresses all areas of community services. With specific software to manage Home Health, Hospice, Private Duty and more, HealthWare is the progressive answer for agencies of all sizes and types to assure you’re ready for the homecare landscape of the future.”
Not being prepared will lead to your agency being cited during surveys!
CMS has provided home health agencies six additional months to prepare for the Conditions of Participation and at the time of this post you are now down to less than 4 months left to prepare for the January 13, 2018 effective date. Implementing the CoPs consumes a significant amount of time and money so the sooner you put policies and procedures into place, the better you will be. Many home health agencies are not prepared for the QAPI requirement. To meet this requirement, you must identify top quality issues, determine a baseline, come up with a plan to address the issues, determine how to track and measure our progress, often hire new staff and find the right software and analysis tools. Not being prepared will lead to citations during surveys.
Once you have identified the top quality issues and determined a baseline for your quality measurements you need a way to track the progress as you implement your improvement plans. This involves collecting the necessary data, processing it and then analyzing it to see the effect of the changes you have put into place are resulting in improvements.
That is where HealthWare comes in. We specialize in data analysis and capture and have specialized software specifically designed to help you meet the QAPI requirements of the CoPs. We also offer consulting services to help you define your QAPI program, have software to help you capture the data and interactive dashboards and reports to help you view your progress and to provide auditors when necessary. In addition, we have services for Benchmarking, Outcomes, Quality Measures, Star Ratings and Value Based Purchasing. Visit us www.healthware.com or better still contact us now at https://www.healthware.com/contactus or call us at 850-479-9035 and find out how HealthWare can help you.
HealthWare offers a more comprehensive OASIS Scrubbing and Analysis in real-time with the results returned within seconds. Now you can gain insight into your OASIS while you are working on it simply by submitting the OASIS data to our cloud based services.
Early analysis of all your OASIS assessments allows you to find and correct inconsistencies before submitting the data to CMS. Use the analysis as a part of the QA process to see how individual clinicians are performing and use the information as a teaching tool.
Saves you time by automating the review process
Decrease misunderstood communications with improved documentation consistency and accuracy
Improve understanding and accuracy by using it as teaching tool
Help you optimize reimbursement through submission of proper OASIS
Improve patient quality of care and as a result your outcomes and patient satisfaction
HealthWare’s OASIS Scrubbing and Analysis doesn’t just look at the current assessment, it looks back over time to previous assessments to make sure that the answers on subsequent assessments is consistent with previous answers.
OASIS Scrubbing and Analysis can also be used in conjunction with our Quality Measures Analysis Services to provide even more insight into your data. Use this service for your QAPI program for Conditions of Participation (CoP’s) compliance, benchmarking to help you understand where you stand relative to the competition for Star Ratings and Value Based Purchasing (VBP).
We include a unique feature that allows users to provide us input on the rules and features you would like to see added to our analysis. While viewing the document you can click on “Suggest a Rule” and provide your input on rules you would like to see. Once approved by our Clinical Council of top QA clinicians from agencies around the country, we add it to our analysis immediately through our cloud based services.