LTSS providers routinely observe individuals in their homes. Their observations of function, behavior, medication adherence, and safety could be important to health care service providers who are required to report Medicaid Quality Measures and Meaningful Use attestation. The examples which are routinely monitored by LTSS providers are fall risk assessment, depression screening and observation of cognitive impairment without a formal diagnosis of dementia.
For a variety of reasons, these observations are not shared. Continue reading