It’s go time: The 7 Best PDGM resources to ensure a smooth 2020 under the new regulation

January 1, 2020|Healthcare Administration

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It’s 2020 and you may be one of the many who are dreading the official launch of PDGM or maybe you see it as an opportunity to streamline processes. Which side of the fence you sit on will largely determine your success. The impact on your facility will be felt throughout your organization but the pain associated with it can be reduced and in fact help your facility provide better outcomes. In the first few days of 2020, take the time to review some of these guides to ensure you are ready for the changes ahead.

7 Essential Articles on PDGM

Weathering the PDGM Storm: Strategies to Win Through Operational Efficiencies

Watch this webcast to discover 3 key strategies for Home Health to safeguard agencies from financial instability. Aimed at agency Administrators, Owners, and CEOs, this webcast will give you the strategies to not only survive in the PDGM era, but thrive. Learn how to maximize margins and grow revenue through intelligent labor optimization, focusing on delivering high reimbursement services such as wound care, and delivering care in the most cost efficient way.

Patient-Driven Grouping Model (PDGM): Ultimate Survival Guide

This guide by PointClickCare provides a good comprehensive overview of PDGM, how it will affect billings in real dollars and provides an overview of how to prepare for it.

Guidance for home health agencies to address PDGM

This guide from Fazzi Associates provides direction for home health agencies to address PDGM by identifying the common home health codes under each sub-group and what steps are needed to prepare coders for PDGM coding.

The Importance of Correct OASIS Coding Under PDGM

From the Home Care Magazine, this article highlights the biggest potential threats to an agency’s bottom line. This article provides a thorough look at what impact proper documentation, outcome and assessment information set (OASIS) accuracy and correct coding will have on episode payment.

HCHB Chief Strategy Officer: Maintaining Home Health Status Quo Is a Huge Mistake Under PDGM

In this article from Home Health Care news, you’ll find a frank Q&A about a host of issues from scheduling to cashflow and RAPs.

A Survival Guide for PDGM Assessment and Implementation

This whitepaper on Home Health Care News helps navigate questions around PDGM including: how to conduct a PDGM financial impact assessment; revenue cycle and billing management considerations under the new payment structure; and where clinical operations are likely to shift.

It’s never too late to button-up on processes that need an extra look or to go over the check-list in order to be prepared. With such extensive changes coming to the industry, those that treat these changes as a way to stand out from the crowd will ultimately prosper.

Wound Care Advantage Under PDGM

Written for a Home Health Agency business leaders, this whitepaper details how HHA’s can capitalize on PDGM and grow. With a movement towards more complex nursing in the home, it’s more important than ever to find ways to differentiate your services. Read the resource and learn to navigate the healthcare services changes under PDGM with an emphasis on wound management.

Hope for home health care under PDGM

According to a survey conducted of 680 participants by Home Health Care News, skilled home health is seen as the greatest growth area in 2019. With the right strategy and focus on expanding the care that provides the best business outcomes, you can see gains under PDGM. But it will require learning and change.

Even with the uncertainty felt by many in the industry, the need for organizations to evolve is clear; shift from producing volume to creating value or be left behind.

Start the New Year with a strong step forward and see for yourself how Swift Medical is helping Home Health Agencies succeed through their Wound Care programs. Request a Demo today.

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