Intrepid USA Healthcare Services

Fast Forward with John M. Kunysz, CEO of Intrepid USA Healthcare Services

As CEO of Intrepid USA Healthcare Services, John M. Kunysz, is responsible for leading the organization’s ongoing growth initiatives, with an emphasis on delivering personalized patient and family-centered care. Under Kunysz’s leadership, Intrepid USA was named the 12th largest provider of home health care services in the country. Through the Fast Forward series, Kunysz shares …

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Clinical Leaders Sounds Off on Home Health Care’s Biggest Challenges

The home health industry continues to settle into 2021, buoyed by the optimism associated with the country’s vaccination progress. For the first time in months, clinical leadership teams have a chance to take stock of their operations while evaluating a number of different opportunities, challenges and trends across home-based care. One specific area where clinical …

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Home Health Executive Forecast for 2021: Reserving a Seat at the Big Kids’ Table

Going into 2020, many home health executives predicted that the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) would kick off a wave of consolidation and agency closures. Others believed the phase out of Requests for Anticipated Payment (RAPs) would have a similar effect. For the most part, that didn’t happen. The COVID-19 pandemic — and all the policy …

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Late RAPs Could Trigger Immediate 20% Payment Reduction in 2021

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final home health payment rule for CY 2021 on Thursday, with essentially no changes to the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) or its controversial behavioral adjustment.  In addition to doubling down on PDGM, boosting the home health base payment rate by 1.9% and making minor …

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Half of Patients Referred to Home Health Don’t Receive Services — But Providers Can Change That

Home health is often utilized as a recovery tool when patients transition out of the hospital because of its ability to improve outcomes. But many of the Medicare beneficiaries who receive referrals after being discharged aren’t actually receiving these services. Overall, the past several decades have seen an increase in the use of post-acute services, …

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