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Back to Basics: The Medicare Plan of Care

ZUBER, REBECCA FRIEDMAN MA, BSW

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The home health Plan of Care (POC) provides the primary means of communication among care providers, is used by regulatory bodies to assess many aspects of compliance, and serves as the road map for care delivery. This article focuses on requirements for the Medicare POC that assure specificity, comprehensiveness, detail, and measurable goals.

Rebecca Friedman Zuber, MA, BSW, is President, Rebecca Friedman Zuber, Inc., a consulting firm in Chicago, IL, and a Home Healthcare Nurse Department Editor.

Address for correspondence: 1752 North Mohawk Street, Chicago, IL 60614 (RFZuber@cs.com).

Copyright © 2003 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.