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New Payment Models, Big Data are Disrupting Home Health Care

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:53 AM

Experts predict that the new innovative payment models and big data that will be the biggest distractors on home health delivery.

 “Somewhere between a $3,000 home health episode and going home with nothing, there’s a gap in care for people who might not need intense home health care, but need some support and assistance with the transition from hospital-to-home,” Tony D’Alonzo, director of clinical strategy and innovation for Bayada Home Health Care, said.

The new Patient Driven Groupings Model is the greatest overhaul to the payment system in close to twenty years.  “PDGM will also disrupt the home health industry by forcing providers to take a more detailed approach when it comes to classifying their patients, as reimbursement levels vary based on admission source, timing and a handful of other determinants.” 

Another disruptor to the home health industry is the increased data collection and sharing requirements. 

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