Most agencies have a lag in the clinical documentation review process. A full assessment of the clinical pathways, physical assessments and interventions and goals should be reviewed to prepare for the PDGM changes. Assess and review therapy programs. Sure, patients still need therapy and we will continue to provide it, but what is the process to ensure the therapy and nursing evaluations get completed to ensure one quality plan of care is determined?
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Again, timeliness is so important to this process. These will definitely have an impact to your business. Ensure clinicians understand the questions and appropriate answers as well as how to work with the review team to ensure feedback and corrections. This will reduce errors and rejections. Test and report the validity of the ongoing impact.
You will have delays in payments and process failures. These are just a few of the items we are addressing with our clients today.
Keep in mind, while these are all valuable areas in general to focus on to improve efficiencies for PDGM, the most valuable recommendations are personalized. If you like what you see, we can move forward with our hands-on PDGM optimization. That includes us coming on site to implement your agency-specific PDGM plan.
You can view the one pager on our PDGM service here.
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As I write this article, I continue to think back to all the other times impending doom surrounded us. PDGM does not have to be that bad. Get prepared now! MHA is here to help you reach your highest level of efficiency. Our consultants are prepared and ready to assist you in driving these changes, training your staff and supporting your efforts.
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