Compact, Wireless Mobile Printers Ideal for Helping Ensure Compliance with New CMS Home Health Conditions of Participation Effective Next Month
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WESTMINISTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brother Mobile Solutions will showcase its PocketJet® 7 series of full-page mobile printers at the second annual Post Acute Link Care Continuum Conference to be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, June 11-13.
The Post Acute Link Conference connects senior leadership from all four sectors of post acute care – home care, hospice, skilled nursing and senior living – with future-focused education sessions and solution partners who can help providers become highly effective participants in the new value-based care ecosystem.
Strategies for complying with the recently finalized CMS rulings for the Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoP), which go into effect July 13, are expected to be top-of-mind at the conference. Designed to improve the quality of care for patients, CoPs are the minimum standards that Home Health Agencies (HHA) must meet to participate in the Medicare program. The new requirements reflect CMS’ increased focus on integrated, patient-centered care.
David Crist, President of Brother Mobile Solutions, says, “As part of these new mandates, home health professionals are required to provide written information about the patient’s plan of care, including medication lists, education material, physical therapy instructions and more. This spotlights how critical it is for health providers to be able to quickly and easily print documents on-demand in patients’ homes.”
Mobile printing streamlines compliance
The CMS final rule includes several requirements where mobile printing can help make compliance easier, including:
- Each patient has the right to receive a copy of his or her individualized HHA plan of care, including all updates
- Patients have the right to receive proper written notice before any specific services are provided, reduced or terminated
- All home health services provided to patients should follow their individualized written plan of care which includes everything from pertinent diagnoses, to frequency and duration of visits, to treatments, safety measures and measurable outcomes.
With Brother Mobile’s PocketJet 7 printers, on-the-go clinicians, nurses, therapists and other home health professionals can instantly print full-page, high resolution documents from virtually any popular smartphone, tablet or PC. The compact, lightweight thermal printers are simple and easy to use, with no need to download special drivers or interfaces.
Improved patient safety, higher provider productivity
Mobile printers offer numerous benefits beyond streamlining compliance with the new mandates. First, the ability to print the latest medication lists, status reports and educational material for family, patients and caregivers promotes patient safety and helps prevent readmissions.
Second, mobile printing enhances care coordination, critical when multiple caregivers from various disciplines visit patients to provide care. Printing detailed records about care provided and future care expectations ensures seamless hand-offs and prevents problematic gaps in care.
Last, but not least, mobile printers boost clinician productivity – and satisfaction – by enabling providers to print consent documents and get signatures on the spot, facilitate informed decision-making and focus on providing care rather than processing paperwork.
For more information about how Brother Mobile Solutions’ next-generation mobile printing solutions can help your agency comply with the new CMS mandates and deliver higher quality patient care, visit http://www.brothermobilesolutions.com/solutions/health-care/.
About Brother Mobile Solutions
Brother Mobile Solutions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother International Corporation, provides innovative mobile printing and industrial labeling solutions to field workforces and mobile enterprises. Brother International Corporation and its subsidiaries employ over 1,100 people in the Americas. For more information about Brother Mobile Solutions and its products, call (800) 543-6144, or visit www.brothermobilesolutions.com.
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