Home Health Care Clinical Managers/Supervisors of Clinical Services, Quality Management staff and Clinical Educators will play a key role in the successful implementation of the new Medicare Patient Driven Groupings payment Model (PDGM). In this interactive session, attendees will learn the four key elements of the PDGM scoring system: admission source and timing, clinical groupings, functional levels and comorbidities. Managers will leave with specific techniques for obtaining accurate information
to support coding, scoring and billing. All, while using the least resources to produce the best outcomes.
Areas covered include: optimizing complex care, episode utilization and case management, interdisciplinary teamwork, care coordination and collaboration. The session will also describe key PDGM measures and
monitoring techniques to optimize efficiency, achieve success and prevent pitfalls.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES (At the completion of this session, participants will be able to….)
- Describe key elements of Medicare’s PDGM payment model
- Explain the impact of the new regulations on clinical operations and clinical managers
- Identify key clinical operations changes that will be required for PDGM success
- Create an initial action plan for successful PDGM implementation
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Barbara Katz, RN, MSN is an experienced clinician, manager, trainer and health care consultant. Barbara has been a hospital registered nurse, an APRN in internal medicine, a site manager for a Kellogg Foundation self-care education grant, a training manager and a manager of clinical operations for a network of medical practices. She has been Vice President for Clinical Program Development in a large home health care agency where she founded a family caregiver support network.
Barbara provides training in leadership for value based payment, patient self-management support, family caregiver support, process improvement tools and techniques, population health strategies, the use of data
in daily work, communication, teamwork and motivational interviewing.
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“To get others to be involved: This conference was an eye opener to areas we need to improve upon and the tools provided will help in the process. This really brings it all together and a better understanding of PDGM.”
“This was excellent very informative. Made PDGM clear & understandable. Great tips to get started & to stay on task. Barb is a great presenter & her use of handouts was helpful.”