CMS Call to Provide Guidance on Patient-Driven Groupings Model

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Medicare Learning Network will hold a conference call in February 2019 to provide information about the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), a radical change in home health payment. The call will occur on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time. The intended […]

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Home Health Must Prepare for the Coming Payment Revolution

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The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will revolutionize the payment methodology for all Medicare Home Health Agencies in the United States. Created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), PDGM is slated to debut on January 1, 2020, and home health agencies must prepare immediately for the most important change to the Medicare home […]

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Home Health Must Prepare for the Coming Revolution in Home Health Payment

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NAHC to co-sponsor 12 intensive, day-long summits across the country The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will revolutionize the payment methodology for all Medicare Home Health Agencies in the United States. Created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), PDGM is slated to debut on January 1, 2020, and home health agencies must prepare […]

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NAHC Opinion Column in The Hill Urges Congress to Stop PDGM

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An opinion piece authored by William A. Dombi, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and Keith Myers, Chairman of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, calls on Congress to stop implementation of the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), a controversial program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) […]

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What Do the 2018 Midterm Elections Mean for Home Care and Hospice?

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The mid-term election dust has yet to fully settle, with a number of races still not final. Still, the results so far provide some guidance as to what the election may mean for home care and hospice. To start with, the transfer of power to Democrats in the House of Representatives and the strengthening of […]

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Home Health 2019 Final Rule Is Flawed and NAHC is Fighting to Improve it

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the CY 2019 Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) rates and wage index for calendar year (CY) 2019, and it contains a number of provisions NAHC objects to and will be fighting to change before the proposed rule is implemented, which would be 2020. […]

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Payment Reform a Popular Topic at FMC

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The subject of payment reform and just how home health agencies will be paid in the future has rarely been a hotter topic than it is today, so it was appropriate that some of the most well-attended classes on Monday at the 2018 Financial Management Conference were directly related to payment issues. Home Health Payment […]

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Financial Management Conference Has All the Info on New Proposed Home Health Payment System

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As previously reported here in NAHC Report, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule for home health on July 2, 2018, a 600-page document that could make major changes to payment rates in 2019, along with creating a new payment model in 2020. If implemented, NAHC anticipates these proposals will […]

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NAHC Webinar on New CMS Proposed Home Health Rule on Friday

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The National Association for Home Health & Hospice (NAHC) will be holding a webinar on the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed home health rule and the Patient Directed Grouping Model (PDGM) from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern on Friday, July 13. The webinar is free to everyone, both NAHC members […]

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CMS Proposed Rule for Home Health “Needs More Work”

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its proposed home health rule on Monday, July 2, 2018, and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has been poring over the 600-page rule ever since to assess the challenges and opportunities it presents to providers and patients around the country. What follows […]

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