CMS released its final home health payment rule for 2021 on October 29, 2020. We’ve outlined important aspects of the final rule that home health providers need to know to stay informed and keep operations running smoothly.
As CMS continues to move forward with quality indicators and public reporting for hospice, it is important to know how you can use this information and reporting to help steer your agency towards success.
Since the implementation of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) in October of 2019, many skilled nursing organizations have employed a variety of strategies for grading their overall performance against this new reimbursement model.
As the saying goes: “Cash is King”. Maintaining a steady cash flow is one of the pervasive issues that affects many health care providers, especially in a time when economies of scale are rapidly transforming the landscape of health care.
The home care provider was experiencing a high LUPA rates that consistently exceeded 15%. A staffing shortage, particularly with nurses, combined with communication challenges throughout made it difficult to achieve positive patient outcomes.