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Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM)

Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM)
Flash Insights Report 2020

Authored by: Paul Hess and Jennifer Despain May 5, 2020 | Read Time: 2  minutes

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The new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) proposed by Medicare went into effect January 1, 2020. Now that the dust has settled, KLAS reached out to home health organizations to understand how this change has impacted their operations. 52 agencies responded, sharing insights into how smooth or disruptive the transition was, how helpful home health vendors have been, and how the new model has impacted the bottom line.

Note: The majority of responses came from agencies using Axxess, Brightree, Epic, Homecare Homebase, Netsmart, or WellSky.

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Key Findings

  1. Early Financial Impact Appears to Be Negative, Especially for Smaller Agencies
  2. Transition to PDGM Was Smooth for ~50% of Respondents
  3. Home Health Vendors Helpful for Majority of Responding Organizations
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