Documentation Basics for Skilled Home Health Care

Making documentation simple, concise and accurate to ensure reimbursement.

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Can you answer the questions Who, What, When, Where, Why and How in your documentation? Can you identity where you documented these items:

  • What makes your patient Homebound?
  • What is the Skilled Need?
  • Is she or he making Measurable Gains in a Plan of Care being overseen by the physician?

Your documentation should always be able to support criteria for skilled homecare each visit, ensure reimbursement, pass through ADRs and avoid Denials. Let's take a look at how to improve your skilled home health care documentation skills.

PLEASE NOTE: This course DOES NOT cover the specifics of OASIS documentation requirements. Learn more about OASIS at

PLEASE NOTE: this course is for Skilled Intermittent Home Health Care for Medicare Certified agencies; not private duty, non-skilled or non-medical home health care services .

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Your Instructor

Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN
Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN has been a home health and hospice nurse for over forty years. She has held many positions from field nurse to middle management. QAPI and staff education has always been a big part of her practice.Today she works part time as a Quality & Compliance specialist in home health and hospice.

Kathy is also an award-winning author and blogger with 7 books to her credit including Exploring the Home Health Care Experience: A Guide to Transitioning Your Career Path which is available from If you are fairly new to home health care it is a highly recommended reading assignment to accompany this course.

More information about Kathy can be found at her author website,, and you can follow Kathy on social media: Facebook, Twitter (@Nursekathyq), Pinterest and Instagram.

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