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NAHC PDGM Meeting March 5, 2019 in Chicago

As NAHC puts it, the “Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is slated to debut on January 1, 2020. PDGM will revolutionize the payment methodology for all Medicare Home Health Agencies (HHAs) in the United States.” We attended the PDGM summit in Chicago organized by NAHC

QAPI Wrap-Up

So we’ve talked a lot about Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) in the last few articles and I wanted to give a quick note on each. Use this page as a guide to find past articles relating to QAPI. Are you prepared for QAPI? The first article in this series was Are you prepared

Infection Control and QAPI

Infection control and prevention is fundamental to ensuring that a patient’s clinical condition improves without complications. There is very little official data to be found regarding home health infection numbers, probably because agencies are not required to submit annual infection statistics. There was a 2015 small sample study using OASIS responses M2310 and M2430 from

GG0130 Self-Care and GG0170 Mobility

The Social Security Act’s section 1899B(b)(1)(B)(i) requires that post-acute care (PAC) providers submit standardized patient data for “Functional status, such as mobility and self care at admission to a PAC provider and before discharge from a PAC provider”. CMS tasked RTI to review existing PAC assessments, create the Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Item

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