The new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) coming in 2020 is expected to significantly impact virtually all aspects of home health payment methodology.
From small, not for profit agencies to large chains, significant operational and organizational reforms must be undertaken in 2019 to successfully transition to PDGM. An estimated 44 percent of home health providers will experience a decrease in reimbursement.
“Sustaining Financial Health Under PDGM: A Provider Comparison” will present how two very different home health providers will experience PDGM, and present insights to help agencies prepare now for success later.
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Ron Barrera is a director at Simione Healthcare Consultants, LLC, with 23 years of progressive homecare and hospice experience. Barrera also manages the Southeast Atlantic Division. His duties include financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, accounts receivable management, acquisitions, transition of new acquisitions, purchasing and Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues. Barrera is also an active member of the National Association for Home Care and the Home Care and Hospice Financial Managers Association. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Lamar University.
Liza Markling is a product manager at PointClickCare with over 10 years of product innovation, technology and operational roles, and 5 years of experience in Healthcare IT. At PointClickCare, Markling’s primary focus is on financial and back office products, and has worked on care delivery features for web and mobile applications. Prior to PointClickCare, Markling gained experience with ambulatory EHR software, and financial & retail services software. Markling holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.