Benchmarks
05/22/2019
by: CMS
Agencies continued to improve in several Home Health Compare measures included within value-based purchasing, according to data refreshed May 17.
05/20/2019
Incomplete information in the record/having to call clinicians and/or physicians for clarification is coders’ top perceived barrier to coding productivity.
05/13/2019
by: CMS
Plan of care issues have resulted in the most common citations during complaint surveys since the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) took effect Jan. 13, 2018.
05/06/2019
Under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), many agencies plan to put in place new productivity requirements for nurses. In HHL’s PDGM Survey, agencies were provided a list of options and asked how they planned to change staff roles in an attempt to achieve optimal productivity for PDGM. They could mark all responses that applied. Nearly 31% of 305 respondents to this question marked that they would have new productivity requirements for nurses.
04/29/2019
by: PDGM Survey
Under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), many agencies plan to begin using LPNs in situations where RNs otherwise would have been used.
04/22/2019
by: PDGM Survey
A lack of detailed information provided by doctors — which will lead to slowdowns in billing — is the home health industry’s biggest perceived barrier to their being financially successful when the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) launches on or after Jan. 1, 2020. That’s according to 352 respondents to a question on HHL’s new PDGM Survey. 
04/10/2019
Many agencies don’t yet have a plan for how to withstand potential cash flow disruptions under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
04/04/2019
by: DecisionHealth’s 2019 Home Health Coders’ Productivity Survey
About 40% of coders code six to 10 charts in an average day, while about 30% of coders code about 11 to 15 charts in an average day. That’s according to the 283 respondents to a question on DecisionHealth’s 2019 Home Health Coders’ Productivity Survey.
03/27/2019
by: CMS
L579 (Prevention) was the seventh-most common standard-level deficiency for hospices during surveys in 2018, CMS data show. It was 11th in 2017.
03/20/2019
In 2018, Medicare skilled home care aides nationwide had a turnover rate of about 24.5%, according to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service’s 2018-2019 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report.

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