Value-Based Purchasing Proposals May Signal Expanded Rollout

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) largely stole the show when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed payment rule earlier this month. But there were also some important and surprising positives within the rule’s 600 pages that home health providers shouldn’t ignore, industry executives and analysts say. The two most striking […]

Movers & Shakers: McBee Announces Dordick as New President

McBee Looks Internally for New President McBee Associates has a new—but familiar—incoming president to help guide the health care services and consulting firm as it adapts to a shifting value-driven landscape and new payment models for post-acute spaces. Executive Vice President Mike Dordick has been promoted to president of the Wayne, Pennsylvania-based McBee, the firm […]

Webinar Last Chance: Winning with Medicare Alternative Payment Models

Upcoming Webinar: Winning with Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Lessons from Encompass  Date: Wednesday, May 10 Time: 1:00pm Central Time Across the country, home health agencies are finding that Medicare fee-for-service reimbursements are no longer a steady and largely predictable revenue stream. To thrive today and in the future, agencies must navigate the uncharted waters of […]

Upcoming Webinar: Winning with Medicare Alternative Payment Models

Upcoming Webinar: Winning with Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Lessons from Encompass  Date: Wednesday, May 10 Time: 1:00pm Central Time Across the country, home health agencies are finding that Medicare fee-for-service reimbursements are no longer a steady and largely predictable revenue stream. To thrive today and in the future, agencies must navigate the uncharted waters of […]

5 Tips to Win at Value Based Purchasing

Value based purchasing is already the reality in many states—and potentially on the horizon for the rest. For the states currently involved in the value based purchasing pilot, it’s a seismic change—and the stakes are high—but there are ways to manage the transition successfully, according to panelists participating in a July 20 Home Health Care […]

How Home Health Can Win in Joint Replacement Bundles

The forthcoming bundled payment model for joint replacements presents a significant opportunity for home health agencies, if they formulate and begin executing smart strategies now. “Be proactive,” advised David VanderGest, senior manager at McBee Associates, a managerial and financial consulting firm focused on health care. Some hospitals are currently in wait-and-see mode with regard to […]