Home Health Audits Expected to Spike in PDGM Aftermath

Home health providers from coast to coast are scrambling to prepare their operations ahead of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) — but what comes after the new model’s implementation could cause agencies an even bigger headache. In the months after PDGM goes into effect, home health audits — much like bankruptcies — are expected to […]

Why Home Health Agencies Should Gear Up for PDGM’s Wound Care Opportunity

Home health providers across the country are fine-tuning their back-office and clinical operations for the intricacies of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). Wound care, in particular, can’t be neglected. Currently, wound care is one of the most frequent clinical groupings and the one utilizing the most in terms of home health resources, according to statistics […]

Creative PDGM Therapy Strategies for Home Health Agencies

When the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, therapy-heavy home health agencies will have to get creative to ensure the new model doesn’t hurt their bottom line.   PDGM eliminates therapy-visit volume as a determining factor in calculating reimbursements, meaning therapy will no longer be a guaranteed revenue-driver for home health […]

PDGM’s More Complex Approach to Comorbidity Adjustments Raises Doubts

The forthcoming Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) could potentially alter the way that home health providers are reimbursed for treating patients with comorbid conditions. These proposed changes should be among the elements of PDGM raising concerns for the industry, considering that they add complexity and yet could result in nearly 95% of providers getting very little […]

Webinar Last Chance: Leveraging Technology On Your Path for a 5-Star Rating

The strategic use of technology has never been more important to home health and hospice organizations than it is today. Industry leaders are incorporating technology into every aspect of their organization in order to streamline operations, retain staff and bring money in the door, all while maintaining a high quality of care. With regulatory changes […]

Webinar: Leveraging Technology On Your Path for a 5-Star Rating

The strategic use of technology has never been more important to home health and hospice organizations than it is today. Industry leaders are incorporating technology into every aspect of their organization in order to streamline operations, retain staff and bring money in the door, all while maintaining a high quality of care. With regulatory changes […]

Business Briefs: BlackTree Healthcare Enters Partnership with Online Educator

BlackTree Healthcare Partners with Relias Learning A strategic partnership has been formed between BlackTree Healthcare Consulting and Relias Learning, which provides online training solutions for the health care market. The partnership will combine BlackTree’s knowledge in operational and clinical consulting solutions with Relias’ education platform to train and educate those in the post-acute health care industry, […]