CMS Article Provides Clarity on the Role of Therapy in PDGM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a special edition MLN Matters article, SE20005 – The Role of Therapy under the Home Health Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). This article provides information on the continuing role of therapy under the newly implemented PDGM. While there has been a change to the case-mix adjustment methodology…

NAHC Plans Push to Protect Home Health Therapy under PDGM

In advance of the official implementation of the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) for Medicare home health, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) met with regulatory experts from the trade associations representing physical and occupational therapists, as well as speech language pathology. The meeting focused on advocacy efforts to mitigate the more…

Crucial Webinar on Results from the National Survey on Therapy in PDGM

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice will hold a special webinar entitled Therapy in PDGM: What We Learned from the National Survey, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from Noon to 1:00 PM Eastern Time. REGISTER NOW! Back in April, NAHC created a special survey specific to how the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM)…

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…

More Older Adults With Joint Replacements Recover At Home, Not Rehab

Judith Graham KAISER HEALTH NETWORK Older adults and their families often wonder: Where’s the best place to recover after a hip or knee replacement — at home or in a rehabilitation facility? Increasingly, the answer appears to be home if the procedure is elective, friends and family are available to help and someone doesn’t have…

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…