Home Health Documentation:
The Why, What, Where, and When
By Penny Lovitt, MSN, RN, Managing Partner, OHEN Consulting, LLC
Home health documentation should always paint a clear picture of patient care across the entire episode. Poor documentation can expose clinicians to disciplinary action and legal scrutiny. Accurate, compliant documentation needs to be standard practice for all clinicians — but sometimes that’s easier said than done.
Read the tip sheet to learn:
- The essential elements all visit documentation must include
- The best practice of documenting with the patient at point of care
- How to properly document patients’ homebound status
Download this tip sheet to get started.
About the Author
Penny Lovitt, MSN, RN has an extensive background in health care management, with a distinctive focus on home health, hospice, and private duty for over 25 years. She is a steady influence in chaotic environments and excels at facilitating resolutions to challenging problems. Penny served multiple terms as president of the Mississippi Association for Home Care. She is also a member of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice and has served on many committees and teams. She has served as a board member for the Mississippi Nurses Foundation and the advisory board for the University of Southern Mississippi School of Nursing. Penny has her Master’s of Science in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi.
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