Home Health Care Trends Starting to Emerge After Q1 of PDGM

Medicare-certified home health agencies have now had over a full quarter to adapt to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).

While comprehensive claims data is still coming in, a few interesting patterns are already starting to emerge.

Among the high-level takeaways, case mixes appeared to be higher during the first quarter than what the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) anticipated, according to Nick Seabrook, managing director and a founding member of BlackTree HealthCare Consulting. 

“Case mixes were generally up,” Seabrook told Home Health Care News. “You would have thought the average case mix would have been right around

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