The Missouri Alliance for Home Care (MAHC) has developed a multi-factorial Fall Risk Assessment Tool (MAHC-10) that has been studied and recently validated. The MAHC-10 has been scientifically tested and the validation study published. Agencies may now use just the MAHC-10 alone to meet the OASIS requirement. .
In a Press Release posted October 9, 2012, MAHC reports “Home health agencies will now be able to meet the OASIS requirements utilizing the MAHC-10 as an initial screen for fall risk… This single tool can be used with all patients, including bed-bound patients and those with severe mobility limitations, thereby meeting CMS criteria to mark a ‘yes’ response on M1910.”
Agencies may use the MAHC-10, including incorporating it into internal documents and computer systems, at no cost, however, Missouri Alliance for Home Care requires that proper credit be given to MAHC and that the content is not modified in any way. For more information visit the MACH website
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