Archives: 2019, November

PDGM Series: Understanding the First Steps in Patient Grouping—Admission Source and Timing

By Melinda A. Gaboury, CEO / Posted on: November 19, 2019

Transitioning to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) has already begun to impact operations for home health agencies that are indeed convinced that preparation should be underway. The first two pieces to the puzzle in establishing a Home Health Resource Group (HHRG) and corresponding case-mix weight are Admission Source and Timing. Both of these items are extremely important and will need meticulous attention at the Start of Care (SOC) and, for the Admission Source, that attention will need to continue into subsequent 30-day payment periods.