Beginning CY 2020, CMS will be implementing the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) which will be the most significant change in how home health providers are reimbursed since the release of PPS in nearly 20 years. For agencies to have a successful transition to PDGM, providers need to start preparing now to get through the hurdles that they are going to be faced with.
While CMS has provided a nicely defined overview, this doesn’t exactly let home health agencies know just what they need to be changing internally to thrive under PDGM. There are several great resources available, most of which are “pay for”, so we wanted to highlight a couple of our favorite free resources.
With the removal of the therapy threshold under PDGM and concerns over home health agencies continuing to deliver quality therapy, the American Physical Therapy Association has done a few webinars including a very informative “Challenging the Myths with PDGM and PDPM”. These webinars were recorded and are available with other resources here.
Another great educational resource is with one of our partners, OperaCare. President Michael McGowan, a former State/CMS Region IX OASIS coordinator, along with BSN/RN Kristi Bajer have been running an on-going series of webinars and articles all dedicated to PDGM. Their list includes “5 Changes You Must Make Now” along with a webinar series “PDGM Solved”.
We are excited to announce that we’ll be joining OperaCare on May 1st for Part 4 of PDGM Solved – The Path to Success. You won’t want to miss this webinar as it will be covering some of the requirements your QA department will need to manage in order to thrive under PDGM. Be sure to reserve your spot and register for this free webinar today!
HealthWare’s PDGM Tool
Prior to the May 1st webinar, HealthWare is also debuting their newest tool that provides agencies invaluable insight into the types of changes they will need to make as we all move rapidly toward PDGM. Watch for details next week!