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.
Learn the common trends that result in a subsequent 30-day period LUPA, discuss EMR strategies to help effectively manage LUPA billing periods for maximized financial outcomes and determine best practices in developing an effective plan of care to improve patient outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
More than any of the very complex modifications contained in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model, the most important enhancements emphasize the dire need for all agencies to have a solid and well-functioning episode management program in place before January 1, 2020.