Whether you are an AdvantageCare Rehab employee or an employee of Advantage Home Health, I am sure you recognize the ongoing challenge of providing exceptional, high quality care while exceeding the patients’ expectations. Outcomes and satisfaction have become the name of the game and soon reimbursement will be link to quality and outcomes. However, as the clock ticks through 2019 skilled nursing homes and home health agencies are getting ready to say good-bye to the way we have done business for the last twenty years.
Patient Driven Payment Model and Patient Driven Groupings Model are the most sweeping changes these two sectors have faced in over two decades. While the two payment models are inherently different, they both are built on the same foundation: shifting from volume-based services to value-based care, centered around the clinical complexity of the patient. The new requirements are fundamentally going to change the game.
Advantage has been studying the playbook in order to prepare our team with the knowledge and understanding to ensure our patients continue to receive the same outstanding care they have come to trust over the years. Both PDPM and PDGM will eliminated therapy as the main driver of reimbursement however, this does not imply that therapy is no longer necessary. No longer we will be managing the number so minutes delivered to our patients in a skilled nursing home or the number of therapy visits provided to our home health patients, success is going to be defined by delivering an efficient, high quality, patient-centered approach to care across the continuum focusing on the clinical complexity of the patient.
Advantage has built a reputation of being a quality post-acute provider, due to the daily efforts of our clinical team. Our proven success over the last decade has been defined by our ability to drive quality, reduce costs and leverage our data. Advantage is now being measured on quality and outcomes which is in line with our expectations of our employees and how Advantage will measure you performance in the future.
“You Deserve to Get Better, Better Service, Better Quality, Better Care.”