March 6, 2019
Refinement Bills Are Chance to ‘Get PDGM Right,’ Avoid Industry Destablization
Home Health Care News
Joanne E. Cunningham took over as The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare’s executive director in August 2018. Since then, much of her focus has been spent educating policymakers on the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and its potentially industry-shaping impact.
So far, those advocacy returns have been promising, recently contributing to PDGM-refinement legislation in the U.S. Senate aimed at the overhaul’s widely opposed behavioral adjustment provisions. The legislation — S. 433 — also includes language waiving the homebound requirement for Medicare beneficiaries in certain instances.
A companion bill will soon be introduced in the House, Cunningham told Home Health Care News. Thanks to bipartisan backing and broad industry support, the Partnership is feeling good about its legislative outlook.