‘They Shot from the Hip’: Home Health Providers Sound Off on CMS

The COVID-19 virus has thrown a wrench into any home health care plans the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initially had for 2020.

Instead of mainly focusing on the launch of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and other initiatives, the agency has had to make a slew of critical decisions in support of home health providers and their Medicare peers dealing with unprecedented circumstances.

For the most part, home health providers are generally pleased with how CMS has managed the public health crisis. But some still see major holes in the agency’s response.

“I think CMS

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