An Unexpected Savior: PDGM Prep Helped HHA Ease COVID-19’s Impact

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2021

The preparation for the Patient-Driven Payment Model caused providers to put in systems to be more efficient and technologically driven.  That process inadvertently helped providers to be more prepared for the pandemic than they otherwise would have been.

“Providers were aware that there would be disruptions to their cash flow once PDGM was implemented. Anticipated payment delays and the reduction of Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) on the front end forced agencies to have a better understanding of their billing and the timing surrounding it.

So once COVID disrupted billing, home health agencies across the country were more prepared to deal with it.”

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