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An Introduction to OASIS: Outcome and Assessment Information Set

The Outcome and Assessment Information Set, or OASIS, a group of data elements developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), represent core items of a comprehensive assessment for an adult home care patient, form the basis for measuring patient outcomes, and determine agency reimbursement. Since its debut in October, 2000, the OASIS document has become the Magna Carta of the home...

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First Glance: Commission to Reduce Opioid Abuse, Barriers to Care, and Suicide

The risk of opioid overdose has reached an all-time high, killing approximately 91 people daily, asserts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In keeping with his campaign promises, President Trump established the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis via executive order on March 29, 2017, reports the Office of the Press Secretary. But, what has the...

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Telehealth and Telepsychiatry Best Practices

What do you think standard mental health care or general health care will look like within the next five years?

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Considerations in Telehealth and "Telemental Health"

The benefits of telehealth are obvious. Your organization can provide greater access to health care and mental health services without necessarily expanding your physical facilities. Given the inherent risk of missed, late or inadequate appointments when caring for individuals with mental health issues, telehealth holds great promise. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association coined the...

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Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Did you know that domestic violence is one of the most common forms of workplace violence? And did you also know that we in the healthcare industry experience more incidents of workplace violence than other industries? This topic needs to stay on the front burner for all of us who work in a human services organization.

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Build a Better Corporate Compliance Program

 “There are two people here to see you. They said they’re with the Office of Inspector General!”

I get anxious just typing this phrase.

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You Might as Well Be Walkin’ on the Sun: A Timely Reminder to Protect Your Skin

As summer approaches, so do the fun-filled days of sun and surf. However, while most healthcare professionals are focused on the health and wellbeing of their clients and patients, it is all too easy to forget to look after your own wellness – especially when it comes to sun protection.

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Security Audit – How Vulnerable Is Your Organization?

Often rules and guidelines for human services organizations are based on events and the realization that if xyz law was in place, the event could have been avoided.  Just look at Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California and how mandated reporting was forever changed.

Risk management is an important area of a human services organization, and involves balancing the needs of those served,...

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Rural Healthcare Brings Vitality to Small Communities

Rural healthcare does more than bring medical care to patients in sparsely populated areas – healthcare can bring vitality to rural communities.

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Caregiver Rules for Assisting with the Self-Administration of Medications

You have known Miss Kelly for over three years, as you have been caring for her and her sister. The two of you have a special connection, so it is particularly distressing to you when you watch her slowly, over time, deteriorate because of her arthritis and heart condition. You have always aided with bathing, meal preparation, and light chores, but she has taken care of her own medications....

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