If you’re a home health agency, you probably have January 1, 2020, circled on your calendar. Not because it’s the start of a new year, but because that’s the day the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) payment model, takes effect.
If you haven’t yet drawn up a strategic plan or begun preparing for PDGM, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. But you're not alone and it's not too late to get started. Even for those HHAs that are deep into their plans and preparations, PDGM is raising uncertainty and presenting challenges.