Patient–Driven Groupings your agency ready in 2019

Event Information
Product Format
Live Webinar
Conference Date
Add to my calendar   Tue, Dec 11, 2018
Aired Time
1 pm ET | 12 pm CT | 11 am MT | 10 am PT
60 minutes
Product Description

Understand the Proposed 2019 PPS Rule and Set Your Agency Up for Success

Set to begin in 2020, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is the most significant transformation looming over the home health agencies (HHAs) since 2000. It overhauls the home health prospective payment system – such as by substantially changing episode timing, and focusing on transitioning to a value-based payment system. As the proposed rule continues to take shape, home health agencies need to understand the shift from volume to value. It’s something you can’t afford to take lightly – because almost 40% HHAs that could not adapt to the change in payment methodology about 20 years back had to close down.

Find out how the PDGM will affect you in this information-packed webinar with expert speaker Apryl SwaffordSwafford will walk you through the proposed PDGM model, instruct you on how to prepare for and implement the changes related to a new payment methodology, and reveal the key developments outlined in the proposed 2019 PPS rule to set your agency up for success.

Learn about PDGM’s focus on patient characteristics—including diagnosis, functional level, comorbidities, and admission source—to place patients into clinically meaningful payment categories. And get answers to questions such as: Will therapy still be needed in my agency? Will I be getting paid for these services? If I am heavy in one area of business, what do I need to do to prepare?

After attending this session, you will have a better understanding of what comprises the new payment model, and what areas of your agency you need to focus on now – such as operations, billing, utilization, accurate coding and OASIS.

Make no mistake: Coding has not been as important in the past few years as it will be under PDGM!

Session Highlights

This webinar will help you:

  • Know the basics of why the proposed implemented change will occur
  • Understand the coding implications and how they impact reimbursement
  • Learn how therapy will be affected
  • Understand and prepare for utilization patterns
  • Know what billing patterns should be in place prior to 30-day episodes

Who Should Attend

  • Administrators
  • Clinical managers
  • Quality managers
  • Therapy directors
  • Compliance officers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Apryl  Swafford

Apryl Swafford began her nursing career in 1993, obtaining her BSN from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL. Her first years were spent working in intensive care before moving into the complex, complicated and always interesting world of home health. She worked in multiple positions during her tenure as a home health nurse including field case management,  clinical manager and team leader of a cardiopulmonary specialty program.  During...   More Info
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