While preparing for a March 29, 2023, webinar to explain the methodology behind PDGM behavioral adjustments and payment rates, CMS has already released the presentation and data.
The forum was mandated in the omnibus spending bill in December. Congress required CMS to:
  • Release the data and methodology used to predict behavioral adjustments at the center of payment cuts. They’re also expected to reveal data on actual behavior changes that have occurred since PDGM was implemented.
  • Host an open-door forum or similar event to receive input from home health stakeholders and interested parties on the development of the home health payment rate.
The webinar will be on March 29 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
“Experts will provide an overview of several provisions from the 2023 Home Health PPS final rule related to behavior changes, the construction of the 60-day episodes and payment rate development for 2023,” according to a notice to agencies.
Register for the webinar and see the presentation and data elements at https://bit.ly/3Ie1Md3.