FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications
Please Take this Short, but Important Survey on PDGM and Therapy Services
NAHC is initiating an evaluation of the potential impact of the new Medicare home health Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) on the provision of therapy services. While PDGM is based on 2017 data that reflects the volume of therapy services provided during that year, the payment rate for therapy-oriented patient episodes will be lower than the current rate for the same patients as a result of CMS using different visit cost data. Concerns have been raised that the lower payment rates may affect the level of care provided to therapy-oriented patients under PDGM.
As part of the evaluation, NAHC is conducting a nationwide survey focused on expected actions by home health agencies. It is recognized that the survey seeks information regarding potential actions and that actual patterns of care when PDGM is in operation may be different. However, such information is very helpful, as NAHC plans for the upcoming 2020 payment rule that will fully finalize the PDGM standards.
Please complete and submit this very short survey as soon as possible. This will only take a few moments of your time, but the results will be valuable.
The results from the survey will be published by NAHC in the very near future.
About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit nahc.org.