PDGM challenges home health agencies to provide efficient and effective care in order to be successful financially while maintaining focus on delivering care that improves the patient’s functional abilities.
Hospice agencies are faced with many regulatory challenges on a daily basis, including creating, maintaining and updating patient care plans.
It’s apparent that home health providers are struggling with efficient visit utilization under PDGM. By leveraging best practice episode management strategies, however, providers can drive efficient visit utilization, deliver high quality care and ensure financial viability.
Read more about the many regulatory changes that have become more flexible during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the course of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, patients and caregivers are beginning to refuse in-home services out of fear of contracting COVID-19.
CMS’s new discharge planning final rules requires that home health agency data be provided to the patient at the time of their discharge.
Last October, Palmetto, one of the nation’s largest Medicare Administrative Contractors to the federal government, released their Electronic Comparative Billing Report (eCBR) for 2018 data between April 1 – September 30 that focused on hospice providers’ Non-Cancer Length of Stay (NCLOS) rates.
In the 2020 Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) environment, LUPAs will become even more complicated with the introduction of the multifaceted structure of visit requirement variables. Like so many other aspects of PDGM, this change in calculation requires your attention.
The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is the most significant change to the home health payment reform in the past two decades. The impact from PDGM is expected to significantly shift service delivery and will change the structure of home health reimbursements. A key component for calculating payment under PDGM...