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Nursing Shortages = Therapy SOCs

Posted on: September 30, 2021

These past two years have been exceedingly eye opening for the medical world and the home health sector in particular as we are clearly still involved in a public health emergency. The COVID-19 pandemic escalated the importance of home health care as a needed and valued alternative to institutional and facility based care settings. In addition, as Valued Based Purchasing (VBP) will come onto the scene in early 2022, many agencies have had to shift the way they admit and care for higher acuity patients in a more efficient, cost effective, and responsive manner. 

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Tags: Home Health Agency, contract therapy, nursing

Leveraging CMI for PDPM Impact Analysis

Posted on: September 14, 2021

When looking at a specific PDPM opportunity or impact analysis, it is imperative to understand the data behind the comparison. In looking at an opportunity, it’s great to see the financial aspect of it. You are also more than likely asking yourself, “How much am I leaving on the table? And, “Where should I place my resources, education, and follow-up based on this data?”

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Tags: PDPM

Strategic Scheduling: Buzzworthy News from NAHC’s FMC

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Recent functional impairment data and staffing intel presented at the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) Financial Managers Conference (FMC) surrounding visit utilization highlights the enhanced need to implement strategic scheduling. PDGM set out the initiative to reimburse agencies based on patient acuity and left it to providers to determine the appropriate level of care.

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Tags: Home Health Agency, LUPA, contract therapy