Key Webinar on how PDGM Will Impact Operations: 30 Day Periods, LUPA, Supplies

PDGM education is central to NAHC’s mission in 2019 and beyond, which is why we created a can’t-miss seven-part webinar series to examine all the ways the new payment model will impact your business. The third webinar in the series, PDGM Operations Impact: 30 Day Periods, LUPAs, Supplies, will air live on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 2:00 to…

Legislation to Stop PDGM Rate Cuts Introduced in House of Reps

GO HERE to support this important legislation! On Wednesday May 8, a bill to prevent the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) rate cuts was introduced in the House of Representatives, an important priority for the home health community and something NAHC advocates have been working on. The PDGM model devised by the Centers for Medicare &…

CMS Releases Additional Instructions for Claims under PDGM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a second set of revisions to Chapter 10 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual providing instructions to home health agencies for claims submission under PDGM. CMS Transmittal 4294/Change Request (CR) 11272, Home Health (HH) Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) – Additional Manual Instructions, provides some clarity…

Please Take this Short, but Important Survey on PDGM and Therapy Services

NAHC is initiating an evaluation of the potential impact of the new Medicare home health Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on the provision of therapy services. While PDGM is based on 2017 data that reflects the volume of therapy services provided during that year, the payment rate for therapy-oriented patient episodes will be lower than…

NAHC’s 7-Part PDGM Webinar Series Begins Thursday, May 2 with a Practical Overview

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is delighted to present to the home health community a new seven-part webinar series drilling down into the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and all the ways it will impact your business. The first webinar in the series, PDGM Practical Overview, will air live on Thursday,…

NAHC Webinar Series on PDGM Will Help You Transition to the New Payment Model

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) represents the biggest change to home health payment of the 21st century and on January 1, 2020 — just over eight months from now – it becomes law. Is your agency prepared for all the different ways PDGM will impact your patients, employees, and business? You may have noticed there…

Please Take this Short, but Important Survey on PDGM and Therapy Services

NAHC is initiating an evaluation of the potential impact of the new Medicare home health Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on the provision of therapy services. While PDGM is based on 2017 data that reflects the volume of therapy services provided during that year, the payment rate for therapy-oriented patient episodes will be lower than…

Prepare for Home Health Payment Reform with “PDGM: Strategies for Success in 2020 and Beyond”

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is excited to announce the debut of an important new video presentation that will enable home health providers to successfully transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model that becomes law on January 1, 2020. Working with state partners and the leading home health consultants in the United…

Important Home Health and Hospice News in Latest CMS Open Door Forum

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum (ODF) on April 3, 2019. Below is a summary of the ODF topics pertaining to home health and hospice. Home Health REVIEW CHOICE DEMONSTRATION CMS representatives indicated that the start date for the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD)…

Home Health and Hospice Advocates Gather for March on Washington 2019

Home health and hospice leaders from Maine to Hawaii gathered in our nation’s capital for the annual March on Washington and a lively and informative discussion of the top policy issues facing the community today and the days ahead. Leaders from the Forum of State Associations heard presentations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…