September 17, 2018

New Payment Model Could Be ‘Penny Wise and Pound Foolish’

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Home Health Care News

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is a once-in-a-generation type of change to the home health landscape, yet there is little data to back it up, according to Keith Myers, CEO and chairman of LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG).

Myers is also chairman of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, among the groups that together submitted more than 1,300 comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the 2019 home health prospective payment system rate update and PDGM.

The public comment period officially closed at the end of August.

Home Health Care News connected with Myers to talk about the Partnership’s comments, outlined in a recent letter addressed to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

Myers elaborated on the Partnership’s main concerns with PDGM and explained how LHC Group tries to stay ahead of the regulatory curve.

Click here to see the full interview on the Home Health Care News website.