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In a Year of Tricks, CMS Drops a TREAT with Home Health Final Rule

Posted on: September 24, 2020

CMS released the 2021 home health final rule on Thursday, October 29, 2020. HealthPRO Heritage at Home sorted through the mixed bag and found more treats than tricks!

There were minimal changes compared to the home health proposed rule that was released in July 2020. Probably the best news in the rule was the 1.9% aggregate increase (or $390 million) in reimbursement that agencies will realize in 2021. Although the increase was less than the original 2.6% increase that was in the proposed rule.

Other highlights from the final rule are as follows:

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Tags: Home Health, PDGM, Home Health Agency

Home Health + COVID-19: Clinical and Financial Benefits

Posted on: September 15, 2020

While the medical industry learns to operate during COVID-19, HealthPRO Heritage at Home believes there has never been greater demand for home-based care options or recognition of the power and benefits of care delivered in the home, whether in person or through telemedicine.

The nationwide outbreak of COVID-19 has had a major impact on our healthcare system, and home health agencies across the country have been working hard to continue providing quality health care and services to their patients. Alongside the cost pressure of the 2020 Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) pressures, Medicare (CMS) continues to grow, with around 10,000 new individuals added to their roster every day.

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Tags: PDGM, Home Health Agency, COVID-19

See What’s Possible!  Five Optimistic Outcomes Amidst A Challenging Time

Posted on: September 15, 2020

HealthPRO Heritage is eager to share meaningful, optimistic outcomes amidst a critical time.

As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the PDPM implementation, many continue to struggle with COVID-19 related challenges. Despite the circumstances, HealthPRO Heritage is proud to report outcomes that reliably demonstrate What’s Possible: Impressive upward trends in clinical efficacy and business partnership outcomes.

See What’s Possible. Review FIVE key cross-sectional outcome measures that are truly unique only to HealthPRO Heritage.

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Tags: PDPM

Twelve New PDGM Home Health Clinical Pathways

Posted on: September 8, 2020

Earlier this year in quarter one, the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) released preliminary data specific to the early PDGM claims and trends*. This was our first opportunity to be able to begin benchmarking performance compared to the trends that were occurring across the home health industry. HealthPRO Heritage at Home then performed a deeper investigation into each specific PDGM clinical grouping and determined...

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Tags: Home Health, PDGM

School Staffing Solutions + Resources for Success

Posted on: September 2, 2020

Together or apart, HealthPRO Pediatrics is united in helping children, providing staffing solutions when you need them the most.

Is your school staff diminishing due to quarantining or high risk staff members? During these uncertain times of back-to-school amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, HealthPRO Pediatrics offers guidance, staffing relief, and expert staffing solutions with customizable support services focused on the educational model.

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Tags: School-Based Therapy, COVID-19, Pediatrics

Interim Final Rule Released

Posted on: September 1, 2020

On August 25, CMS released an Interim Final Rule that outlined five major provisions applicable for the duration of the public health emergency. 

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Tags: CMS, LTC, Final Rule, CMS Update 2020