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Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDMG) – Effect on Operations

August 8, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MDT

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will go into effect January 1, 2020 for Home Health Agencies. This is the most massive change to the home care industry reimbursement structure since the introduction of the current Prospective Payment System (PPS) in October 2000. The new payment model dramatically impacts agency operations, processes and performance. Agencies must develop and implement plans to successfully transition to PDGM.

This workshop will discuss what the plan includes, key areas, strategies and processes in preparing an agency for PDGM.

At the completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify components of the PDGM model.
  • Discuss how the PDGM payment model can impact agency operation.
  • Describe how to implement a plan to transition to PDGM.
  • Demonstrate the processes in preparing an agency for PDGM.

Administrators, directors and managers

Sharon Litwin, RN, BSHS, MHA, HCS-D, Principle and Founder, 5 Star Consultants

Sharon Litwin is founder and senior managing partner of 5 Star Consultants, a national consulting and coding firm specializing in home care and hospice services since 2003. Sharon was an ACHC and CHAP surveyor, performing Medicare deemed surveys for 10 years.

In her consulting firm, Sharon assists home care and hospice agencies in providing quality, meeting regulations, ICD-10 coding, OASIS, increasing outcomes and Star Ratings, and having continued survey readiness. Sharon and her staff perform ICD-10 coding and OASIS reviews, QAPI, clinical record reviews, mock surveys and help agencies across the country stay in compliance. Sharon is a regular speaker for education companies, state and national associations and publications.

August 1; 5:00 p.m. MDT | Registration fees are for one (1) connection.


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August 8, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm (MST)
$160 – $320
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Toni Pugmire
(208) 489-1409