Tools
07/18/2019
The HHL team has compiled this quick-reference tool to help you evaluate the major provisions of CMS’ proposed PPS rule for home health.
06/20/2019
When preparing for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), one crucial step agencies should take is examining the impact CMS says PDGM will have on their specific agency.
04/12/2019
by: Megan Batty, HCS-D
Use these query forms, created by Megan Batty, HCS-D, to help you more effectively query physicians for necessary diagnostic detail. 
03/20/2019
Use this crosswalk to identify many of the key changes between the existing PPS and the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which is slated to begin on or after Jan. 1, 2020.
03/06/2019
Use this tool to help COPD patients understand when they are at greatest risk, when to call the agency or doctor and when to call 911. 
02/27/2019
Use this tool to better understand the differences and similarities between longstanding M-items used to capture functional ability and activities of daily living (ADLs) and the GG items new to OASIS-D. 
02/21/2019
by: CMS
CMS has released the chart below to explain how the various HHRGs will be recorded under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
02/21/2019
by: CMS
CMS' diagram summarizes the case-mix system for the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), which takes effect on or after Jan. 1, 2020.
02/13/2019
by: CMS
CMS has released the chart below to explain how the various HHRGs will be recorded under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). 
02/06/2019
by: Megan Batty
Use these query forms, created by in 2017 by Megan Batty, HCS-D, as examples of how you can more effectively query physicians for necessary diagnostic detail. 

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