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FAQ Tip Sheet - Home Health

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FAQs from the Webinar: The 2019 Home Health Final Rule: Preparing for change

Written by Sharon Harder and Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have released the 2019 home health final rule. In its 682 pages, the final rule lays out numerous payment updates, case-mix refinements, and quality reporting changes that will affect home health agencies in 2019 and beyond. It also finalizes the implementation plan for the patient-driven groupings model (PDGM) — a dramatic change in the home health unit of payment from 60 days to 30 days for calendar year 2020. The 2019 final rule will require action from your agency. And you need to prepare for change now.

The 2019 home health final rule was the subject of a recent 90-minute webinar presented by executive management consultant Sharon S. Harder and home health clinical expert Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O — The 2019 Home Health Final Rule: Preparing for change — now available to watch on demand. Now Sharon and Jill answer some of the most popular questions asked during the webinar in this new FAQ document.

Get answers to questions about the 2019 final rule and PDGM (patient driven groupings model):

  • How to calculate case-mix
  • How to qualify for a rural rate
  • What does the term "budget neutral" mean
  • How will your agency be reimbursed for therapy under PDGM
  • How will LUPAs be calculated under PDGM

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Revenue Cycle Management

Recorded Oct 23, 2018

Sharon Harder

Sharon S. Harder

Sharon S. Harder has over three decades of executive management experience in the healthcare industry. She has served in financial and operational leadership roles in a variety of healthcare organizations ranging from a major healthcare professional association to large post-acute healthcare providers. As President of C3 Advisors, LLC, Sharon engages with clients to develop and implement the strategic vision required to improve their profitability and competitive position in the rapidly transforming health care marketplace.

Jill Dyer

Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O is a senior-level home health executive with more than 30 years of progressive management experience. An accomplished nurse, Jill has fulfilled a wide variety of roles that inform her expertise as an industry consultant, including home health administrator, home health director of nursing, and nurse consultant for home health. Jill is also certified as a Home Care Coding and OASIS Specialist. Through her clinical knowledge as a nurse and extensive management experience, Jill brings a comprehensive and well-rounded perspective to her work as a consultant and educator.


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Presenter: Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

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Presenter: Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly.

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Presenter: Jill Dyer, BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O

People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly.

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People who choose a life of caring — and the organizations and communities they serve — deserve a special kind of support. So we help them to care smarter. Liberating them to focus on the people they serve. Providing solutions that make work flow, integrate insights, and update effortlessly. So they're able to anticipate — and exponentially increase — the impact of care.