Posts tagged ‘M2020’

April 30, 2012

Big letters count as help on M2020

CMS has clarified some behaviors that should make you mark a ‘1’ on M2020. This is from the recent April Q&As.

Question: I have a patient who has macular degeneration with partial vision loss. Her son writes big letters on her medication bottles so the patient is able to correctly identify the medications. How should M2020 be correctly marked?

Answer: If the patient requires the assistance of someone, other than the pharmacy, to set-up the medications in order to take the correct dose, at all the prescribed times, the patient would be scored a “1” on M2020, Management of Oral Medications. Set-up could include placing the medications in a medi-planner or other container or device or modifying the original medication container to enable the patient to access their medications correctly, e.g. removing childproof lids, marking the label for the visually impaired or illiterate, or pouring into individual cups.

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March 23, 2011

HHQI data reports are now available

The January 2011 HHQI reports for ACH and Oral Medications are now available online  These reports provide a look into the potential causative factors of ACH rates and also focus on M2020.
The reports are available in PDF, CSV, XML, MHTML, Excel, TIFF, and Word.
Here is how to get to the data:

1. Go to the HHQI Web site, www.homehealthquality.org

2. Click on the Quick Link (right side) for “HHQI Data Access System.” This will lead you to a secure website.
3. Log in with your username and password.
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