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Putting Together the PDGM Puzzle (livestream online training)

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PDGM is the single biggest challenge for home health agencies in 20 years. The last major payment change was in 2000 and 30% of agencies didn’t survive that transition. Texas agencies are also coping with the Review Choice Demonstration on top of PDGM – even though there are no new regulations, the timing and submission requirements will place additional pressure …

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Putting Together the PDGM Puzzle – Denton, TX (In person)

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PDGM is the single biggest challenge for home health agencies in 20 years. The last major payment change was in 2000 and 30% of agencies didn’t survive that transition. Texas agencies are also coping with the Review Choice Demonstration on top of PDGM – even though there are no new regulations, the timing and submission requirements will place additional pressure …

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Putting Together the PDGM Puzzle – McAllen, TX

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PDGM is the single biggest challenge for home health agencies in 20 years. The last major payment change was in 2000 and 30% of agencies didn’t survive that transition. Texas agencies are also coping with the Review Choice Demonstration on top of PDGM – even though there are no new regulations, the timing and submission requirements will place additional pressure …

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Putting Together the PDGM Puzzle – Houston, TX

In by Sarah Bacon2 Comments

PDGM is the single biggest challenge for home health agencies in 20 years. The last major payment change was in 2000 and 30% of agencies didn’t survive that transition. Texas agencies are also coping with the Review Choice Demonstration on top of PDGM – even though there are no new regulations, the timing and submission requirements will place additional pressure …

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PDGM and My Diagnosis List

In News, OASIS, Online Training, PDGM by Sarah Bacon8 Comments

A question that we all have pondered at some time over the last few months…How are those diagnoses going to get on that claim? What do they mean when they say the diagnoses don’t come from the OASIS? What if a new diagnosis is communicated to us in the middle of a 30-day period and a new OASIS is not …

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[On-demand webinar] PDGM and OASIS-D1/Comprehensive Assessment

In News, OASIS by Sarah Bacon12 Comments

On Jan. 1, 2020, “business as usual” will be a thing of the past with OASIS-D1 and PDGM going into effect.  Unlike other providers, home health agencies bill based on clinicians’ documentation. Strong documentation will be the key to accurate coding when identifying the appropriate primary diagnosis to determine the clinical group and all pertinent diagnoses relevant to payment.  Consequently, …

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PDGM: Hysterics of the year 2000 all over again

In News, OASIS by Sarah BaconLeave a Comment

The Patient Driven Grouper Model (PDGM) is the most significant change to the home health payor system since the year 2000. We are moving away from therapy utilization driven payment to a payment largely driven by diagnosis codes.  In this new in-depth course, home health industry expert Lisa Selman-Holman will cover PDGM success tips including: Understanding your percentage of institutional …

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OASIS-D1: What is Your Action Plan?

In News, OASIS by Lisa Selman-HolmanLeave a Comment

It seems Medicare is giving us a “break” when it comes to changes to OASIS in January 2020. A couple of items have been added to the recertification assessment because they are needed for calculating the new functional score–M1800 (Grooming) and M1033 (Risk for Hospitalization).  The biggest change comes from the CMS instruction that MANY items on the recertification will …

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Save the date: Insight 2019

In Uncategorized by Melina Halikias4 Comments

Join us this September in Dallas for the premier training event for home health professionals. Insight 2019 is your best learning opportunity to maximize your agency’s potential and improve accuracy for PDGM success. Led by home health expert Lisa Selman-Holman, this four-day training event will cover ICD-10 diagnosis coding and OASIS, upcoming regulatory changes, documentation, billing, quality measures and more. “My …