The largest shift in two decades to home health's payment model is nine months away. Stats show that most home health agencies don't have a formal plan in place in to address the shift. Observationally, we can say the stats are spot on.
In our day-to-day work with agencies, we see that most agency leaders are still grappling with understanding the new payment model's ins and outs. They're still so in the weeds with the new rule, they haven't been able to zoom out, devise a plan and execute.
We get it and we're here for you.
We and other trusted educators, associations and vendors in the home health space have resources and solutions so your agency not only survives but thrives amid 2020's seismic payment shift. Better yet, we've partnered with the most innovative and informative home health vendors to ensure the clients we serve have easy access to the best resources and technologies in the industry.
Without further ado, here are some of the most valuable PDGM resources and solutions for your agency.
CMS. We can't post a blog on PDGM resources, without referencing and linking to CMS. For the official information, this is where you need to go (and where you've likely already been). Here's the latest from our friends at CMS when it comes to our industry's new payment model.
Excel Health. Excel provides home health and hospice agencies with the most comprehensive and recent part A and part B data in the industry. They're offering a personalized webinar that provides agency-specific analytics for payment reform. After attending the webinar, you'll learn how to understand the presentation of summary data for clinical groupings, institution vs. community payment periods, average visits by period and more. Check that out here. Keep following Excel Health for update on their release of PDGMpro, a proactive analytics report for home health payment reform. The PDGMpro report will be available soon. They're also offering a PDGM whitepaper here.
Gateway Coding and Consulting. Gateway provides the most accurate and affordable coding in the industry--guaranteed. Since proper documentation is key for maximum, timely and accurate reimbursement, partnering with the best coders is more essential than ever. To show you what they can do, Gateway is offering a free comparative coding assessment. Get it here. If you want to learn more about them, let us know. We're happy to hop on a call and give you a bit more information.
Homecare Homebase. This home health and hospice electronic medical record needs no introduction. If you're in our industry you know they're the industry's premier EMR. To help home health agencies prepare for PDGM, they've assembled a whitepaper that includes key changes outlined in the rule, explains how high-therapy use agencies can adapt and bullets the remaining unknowns with respect to the new rule and what could change before 2020. Find that here.
Home Health Care News. March 24, the industry's leading publication published an updated article on PDGM. It's the latest and greatest recap on the new payment rule. Read that here.
Swift Skin and Wound. If you haven't heard of Swift yet, we're proud to introduce you. They are the leader in digital wound care management, delivering touchless wound measurement through their smartphone app and streamlining clinical and administrative wound care management workflows. Swift is used by more than 1,700 healthcare facilities across North America. Check out their recent white paper about The Impact of PDGM on Wound Care. You can get in touch with us to learn more about their solution here.
Maxwell. As we mentioned, we're seeing first hand that busy home health providers need help with this transition. Not only do they need a personalized and strategic plan, they need additional hands on deck to prepare effectively. With that in mind, we've designed our PDGM assessment and optimization service. You can read more about it in this blog post and in this one pager. Or, if you're ready to see what it would like for your agency, let us know here.