Why Home Health Agencies Should Gear Up for PDGM’s Wound Care Opportunity

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019 1:54 AM

Home health providers are fine-tuning their clinical operations for the intricacies of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM). Wound care is an important part that cannot be ignored.

Wound care is one of the most common clinical groupings and the one used the most in terms of home health resources. The average associated reimbursement with the clinical grouping is $2,090.82.

“The biggest steps that people are going through right now are understanding revenue cycle and operational processes — and how PDGM is going to impact them,” Don Spiers, post-acute and long-term care product manager for Relias, told Home Health Care News. “What we’re looking at is potentially more people providing care that is tied to wound care, which will be one of the highest areas of reimbursement under PDGM. Providers are looking for patients and opportunities to expand their scope of practice in that area.”

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