A hospice attending physician plays the most significant role in determining the type of medical care the patient receives as well as ensuring the patient is satisfied with the hospice's quality of care.
Learn key discharge planning strategies for effectively managing patient care while meeting the varying LUPA thresholds within each of the two 30-day PDGM payment periods.
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.