Alternative Risk-Adjustment Approaches to Assessing the Quality of Home Health Care: Final Report. TABLE 4d: Risk-Adjusters Specific to Cognitive and Utilization Outcomes

07/01/2006

TABLE 4d. Risk-Adjusters Specific to Cognitive and Utilization Outcomes
Variables OASIS Items Specification
ITEMS IN IMPROVEMENT IN CONFUSION FREQUENCY MODEL
Clinical Factors:
   Behaviors demonstrated at least once a week:    
      Memory deficit M0610_1 Yes
No (reference category)
      Impaired decision-making M0610_2 Yes
No (reference category)
ITEMS IN ALL UTILIZATION OUTCOME MODELS1
Clinical Factors:
   Dyspnea M0490 Never, patient is not short of breath (reference category)
Walking more than 20 feet, or on stairs
With moderate exertion
With minimal exertion
At rest
   Therapy received in home:    
      IV/Infusion M0250_1 Yes
No (reference category)
   Respiratory treatments:    
      Ventilator M0500_2 Yes
No (reference category)
  1. Acute Care Hospitalization, Discharge to Community, Emergent Care.

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