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.

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. (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.

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.