October 1, 2020
Congressman Vern Buchanan Urges CMS to Scrap PDGM’s 4.36% Behavioral Adjustment
Home Health Care News
In August, the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (PQHH) unveiled a first-of-its kind, comprehensive analysis of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
Among its findings, the analysis — conducted by health economics and policy consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo & Associates — highlighted how government spending on home health care is 21.6% lower than what the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) projected going into 2020. The cause of that discrepancy: PDGM’s behavioral adjustment, which the home health industry has largely opposed since early drafts of the payment overhaul.