Post-Acute Care

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Post-Acute Care (PAC) facilities have different reporting guidelines looking at the data set for the Home Health Agency (HHA) that provides services such as personal care by home health aides, skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy in the patient’s home. The agency must send someone to collect data on a system called Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS). Pertinent information is gathered about the patient in six major areas: sociodemographic, environment, support system, health status, functional status, and behavioral status. CMS requires that all data is collected within 48 hours. Beyond the initial start of care (SOC) data there are other specific times throughout the patient’s care that HHA
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