May 10, 2019
House Lawmakers Move to Scrap PDGM’s Widely Opposed Behavioral Assumptions
Home Health Care News
The home health industry won a major victory in its battle to scrap widely opposed provisions of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) Wednesday, as a group of bipartisan House lawmakers introduced a new bill targeting the payment overhaul’s behavioral assumptions.
Introduced by Reps. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) and Ralph Abraham (R-La.) — along with eight other co-sponsors — H.R. 2573 is the House version of S. 433 introduced in February.
In general, the introduction of H.R. 2573 — the Home Health Payment Innovation Act — is yet another example of the broad support home health providers have on Capitol Hill, especially as decision makers look to lower U.S. health care spending and reinforce older Americans’ ability to age in place.