Handbook of Home Health Standards & Documentation: Guidelines for Reimbursement / Edition 4

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A standard reference in the home health market, HANDBOOK OF HOME HEALTH STANDARDS & DOCUMENTATION: GUIDELINES FOR REIMBURSEMENT includes everything the home care nurse needs to effectively document care based on accepted professional standards. For each of the more than 60 clinical problems included, this handbook offers detailed standards and documentation guidelines including ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, service skills, factors justifying homebound status, outcomes and goals, discharge plans, and specific tips for reimbursement. Widely known as the "little red book," the fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to include new guidelines on trauma and ventilator care, basic assessment tools, OASIS considerations, up-to-date coding, information on the Propsective Payment System (PPS) guidelines, and the most recent government .

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Joan C. Murphy, EdD, MS, NP (Utica College of Syracuse University)
Description: This is the fourth edition of the "little red book," now presented in 8-inch by 5-inch spiral bound, soft cover format. It has served as a handbook for documentation and reimbursement over the last decade for nurses and other clinicians in home care. The previous edition was published in 1998.
Purpose: Throughout the editions, the purpose has remained constant: to provide information and tools for new and experienced home care nurses and other clinicians to better the quality, documentation and reimbursement for home healthcare services.
Audience: The experienced author has met her purpose and the book is a timely reference for the practitioner. This edition has been reviewed by a large national team of experts from diverse healthcare settings. This handbook is valuable for students, educators, and administrators in addition to nurses and other clinicians in home healthcare.
Features: Changes in this edition reflect those of the past decade, but especially since 1998. Special attention is given to the system-based model to reflect the Medicare prospective payment system based on the 80 home health resource groups. The fourth part of the book has always been the most heavily used, containing as it does the clinical guidelines. This section now contains 25 care guidelines: 12 adult medical-surgical, 12 maternal-child, and one hospice and palliative care guideline. The 12 sections of the book present information and tools key to current practice, such as Medicare home care guidelines, reimbursement guidelines, nursing diagnoses, guidelines for durable equipment, and the ICD-9-CM codes. There are many other resources listed. The index enables easy use of the book.
Assessment: Home care nurses and other home care clinicians are on the front line of healthcare, directly responsible for keeping the balance between quality healthcare and fiscal responsibility. The patients and their families, as well as the agencies, depend on their ability to do so, often under very challenging circumstances. This current edition is a necessity for those practitioners. The "little red book" is a necessary companion!

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323012355
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/22/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 680
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1: Home Care: A Unique Specialty · PART 2: An Overview Of Documentation · PART 3: Clinical Practice In Home Care · PART 4 : Clinical Guidelines: A Systems Approach For Care And Documentation · PART 5: Hospice And Palliative Care: Clinical Guidelines For Care And Documentation · PART 6: Maternal/Child Care: Clinical Guidelines For Care And Documentation · PART 7: Medicare Home Care Guidelines · PART 8: Alphabetized Listings of ICD-9-CM Codes· PART 9: NANDA-Approved Nursing Diagnoses · PART 10: Home Care Definitions, Roles, and Abbreviations · PART 11: Guidelines For Home Medical Equipment And Supply Considerations · PART 12: Resources · APPENDIX: The Prospective Payment System Final Rule For The Federal Register
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