February 19, 2019
LHC Group CEO Urges Congress to Support PDGM-Altering Bill
Home Health Care News
LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) Chairman and CEO Keith Myers is again calling on Congress to pass legislation refining the assumption-based payment adjustments currently outlined under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
The co-founder of the Lafayette, Louisiana-based company recently penned an article in The Hill emploring legislators to pass S. 433, a new bipartisan bill that would require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to base Medicare reimbursement rates on observed evidence rather than PDGM’s currently stipulated assumed changes.
“Assumptions put patients in the crosshairs as CMS waits to see if their assumptions are indeed accurate,” Myers wrote in the op-ed, published Saturday. “Assumption-based payment models are bad policy and will likely mean arbitrary rate reductions that could result in patients not receiving care they need in the home.”