WASHINTON, D.C. (April 23, 2019)—The National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is currently evaluating possible impacts of the 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 the current rate for the same patients as a result of CMS using different visit cost data. Concerns have been raised that the lower payment rates may affect the level of care provided to therapy-oriented patients under PDGM.

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