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COVID-19 Has Affected Home Health Therapy Utilization in Multiple Ways

Heading into 2020, therapists working in the home health world were concerned over the effects that the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) might have on their profession. Then COVID-19 hit, forcing them to rush into action. A year later, the true impact of the new payment model on therapy utilization is still not clear. “I’m not …

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Stimulus Money, Therapy Changes and COVID-19 Strategies: Top Home Health Stories of 2020

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) was supposed to define home health care in 2020. Instead, this year was almost entirely shaped by COVID-19, a point that’s reinforced by the most widely read stories on Home Health Care News. Of the top-10 stories on HHCN in 2020, eight were related to coronavirus coverage. From the first …

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