Archive for November 5th, 2010

November 5, 2010

An example of clinicians doing the skilled visit and comprehensive assessment

I posted late Tuesday on clinicians doing a skilled visit and the comprehensive assessment. I’ve received several requests for an example, so here you go!

A referral on a patient requires a visit at 10pm to administer an IV antibiotic. An RN can make the visit at 10pm, providing the skillled care and performing the initial assessment (determine immediate care needs and homebound status). That visit qualifies as the SOC because a reimbursable service was provided. Another RN can make a visit the next day (or within 5 days after the SOC) to complete the OASIS comprehensive assessment.