WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2020)—NAHC President William A. Dombi told the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday, Feb. 12th, that while the “Medicare home health benefit is well managed,” it needs to be modernized to improve access to quality care in the home for all Americans, especially those living in rural areas.
DALLAS (January 13, 2020)—A new industry trends report from Axxess, a home health care technology company, and BKD, a national CPA and advisory firm, confirms concern among the home-based care industry regarding implementation of the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and other regulatory changes, as well as ongoing staffing challenges.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 2020)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the Operational Guide for the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) to include additional information on how the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will affect the demonstration.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 8, 2019)—Synzi, a virtual care company, has announced that Aspire Home Health and Hospice (Aspire), a home health and hospice provider in Salt Lake City, is using Synzi’s virtual care communication platform to better care for and engage their patient population throughout the Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties.
DALLAS (November 8, 2019)—What will the “new normal” look like for the home health industry in and after 2020?
That question was a focus for attendees at the annual PointClickCare SUMMIT held in Dallas Texas, Nov. 4–6, 2019. Between the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which is set to begin Jan. 1, 2020, the Review Choice Demonstration and other regulatory changes, 2020 promises to be a busy year for the industry.
Washington, D.C. (November 6, 2019)—Days after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final rule governing the new payment model for home health care, industry advocates are asking for guidance from the community on what to do next.
Updated November 1 with statement from NAHC
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 31, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid on Thursday, Oct. 31, issued its final rule governing the transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) for home health care—cutting its assumptions for behavioral changes almost in half.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 30, 2019)—To allow home health agencies to transition to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which becomes effective on Jan. 1, 2020, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is rescheduling the implementation of the Home Health Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) for the remaining states of Texas, North Carolina and Florida. The demonstration is expected to begin in Texas on March 2, 2020. The choice selection period will begin on Jan.
SEATTLE (October 14, 2019) –PointClickCare, a software vendor for the senior care market, announced efforts to help homecare providers effectively prepare for an evolving value-based payment environment, including the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 3, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) announced that the next state to participate in the Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) is Texas and it will begin on Dec. 2, 2019. CMS also indicated that implementation of RCD in the remaining states of North Carolina and Florida is expected to begin on March 30, 2020, as CMS is pausing implementation to allow for the transition to PDGM which begins on Jan. 1, 2020.