From navigating PDGM’s changes to daily home health operations to managing patient care with telehealth through COVID-19, 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in history for home health providers. Of these hurdles, PDGM’s subsequent 30-day period LUPA was anticipated to be the most challenging to manage for agencies, and 2020 data reflects this to be true.

This webinar will focus on plan of care development using appropriate discharge planning through the 60-day episode of care to improve outcomes and manage the subsequent 30-day period. Attendees will leave with key clinical strategies for effectively managing patient care while meeting the varying LUPA thresholds within each of the two 30-day PDGM payment periods.


  • Review subsequent 30-day period LUPA metrics
  • Identify seven key areas to develop a successful discharge plan at the start of care
  • Establish plan of care interventions using the patient stated goal
  • Create a successful discharge transition plan


Carissa McKenna, RN, BSN, COS-C, HCS-D
Senior Clinical Consulting Manager

Carissa McKenna is a Senior Clinical Consulting Manager at McBee with more than 22 years of experience in the health care industry. In her role at McBee, she has been involved in many aspects of client fulfillment, including OASIS and coding, episode management and on-site education. While specializing in performance improvement, Carissa is also experienced in managed care, health maintenance organizations, quality assurance, clinical documentation, integrated chronic care management, and education. She is experienced in both the home health and hospice survey processes, accreditation compliance, and Medicare regulations. While working with providers, Carissa has developed and implemented several clinical workflows, as well as documentation and quality assurance tools.

Catherine Bella, BS, RN, HCS-O, HCS-D
Clinical Consulting Manager

Catherine Bella is a Clinical Consulting Manager at McBee. Catherine has 25 years of experience in the health care industry with 17 years in the home health and hospice industry. As a clinical consulting manager with McBee she has been involved in many aspects of client fulfillment, including supervision of an OASIS and coding team, episode management, remote and onsite client education. Catherine currently manages several clients in episode management engagements, helping them to improve adherence to the established plan of care to ensure positive outcomes clinically, financially and operationally.
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