Home About UsExpert QIRT Quotes QIRT Quotes: QIRT experts are routinely quoted in industry resources. QIRT experts are routinely asked for their input on current events in home health, hospice, skilled nursing facilities and more. Check out the articles below for news on ICD-10, OASIS, PDGM, PDPM, ADRs, RCD and everything post-acute. Value Over Volume - Applying the Principles of Quality Cycle Management in the PDGM Era With the implementation of the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on the horizon, it is time for home health agencies to thoroughly assess operations from patient intake to discharge and to introduce quality cycle management (QCM) to the entire organization. In the PDGM era, agencies must improve operational efficiencies and productivity, as the 60-day episode will be a 30-day period of care. Today, nationally, the average number of days agencies take to submit the Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) is 12 to 17, when five should be the industry standard. Reaching that goal means training all staff, and retraining as needed. Read more about PDGM in this article written by Corinne Kuypers-Denlinger, QIRT VP Post-Acute Growth Strategies. Pages 8-10. Originally published in The Florida Home Care Connection, Home Care Association of Florida, Spring/Summer 2019 To Outsource, or Not to Outsource? The Pros and Cons of Outsource Coding Every homecare agency administrator asks this question at one time or another. Corinne Kuypers-Denlinger, the vice president of post-acute care growth strategies for Quality in Real Time (QIRT) offers advice on how to know if outsourcing is a fit for your agency in the latest HomeCare Magazine. See the article here on the pros and cons of outsourcing. The Journey of Quality Cycle Management The Requirements for Long-term Viability in Home Health The following article, written by Corinne Kuypers-Denlinger, Vice President, Post-Acute Growth Strategies at QIRT, was originally published in HomeCare Magazine. Kuypers-Denlinger explores the importance of complete reassessment by home care agencies in advance of the new Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). Agencies will find that they must have intake processes perfected, or they will not survive PDGM. QIRT has introduced Quality Cycle Management (QCM) to the post-acute industry. QCM will help your agency identify strengths and weaknesses and prepare for every challenge – including PDGM. Let QIRT be your partner and guide on the path to quality. Read find the article in its entirety here. PPS rule: PDGM CMS adds more than 4,000 primary diagnosis codes to drive PDGM clinical groups In an article originally published in Diagnosis Coding Pro Health, Sherri Parson, director of staff development with QIRT spoke about the addition of the I13.2 code (Hypertensive heart and chronic kidney disease with heart failure and with stage 5 chronic kidney disease, or end stage renal disease). "Allowing this code to trigger a clinical group makes sense and is a welcome addition," says Parson. "By leaving this code out initially, CMS likely was trying to avoid duplication of services based on the idea that a dialysis center would be providing care." Read the article and view QIRT's contribution to Tool of the Month. Original publication: Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health Special Issue article12/2018; coding tool 2/2019. Shared with permission. Managing Your Bottom-line in an Ever-changing Regulatory Environment Corinne Kuypers-Denlinger, VP of Post-Acute Growth Strategies at QIRT, was recently published in HCAF's newsletter. In this article, Corinne shares with members her expertise and knowledge on the potential impact of PDGM and discusses the pros and cons of outsource coding. Read Corinne's article. Nearly All HHAs Flunked TPE Review In Latest Round “That failure rate is disheartening; unbelievable." Joe Osentoski weighed in on the exceedingly low compliance rates under home health Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) reviews. Read more here about the implication of results such as: "CGS reviewers completed 28 non-responses to Additional Development Request probes (5A004) in the three-month period, and found all 28 agencies non-compliant, moving them to round 2 as well." Copyright 2018, Eli Research. Reproduced with permission from Eli’s Home Care Week. For subscription information, call (800) 874-9180.