Kenyon HomeCare ConsultingIn The World Of Homecare, Do You Still Plan Care Like It Is Public Health And Not Home Health? Make Sure You Don't Miss The Forest For The Trees In The PDGM Picture! - Kenyon HomeCare Consulting (206) 721-5091

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In The World Of Homecare, Do You Still Plan Care Like It Is Public Health And Not Home Health? Make Sure You Don’t Miss The Forest For The Trees In The PDGM Picture!

MedicareThe saying that someone can’t see the forest for the trees has been around a long time. With Home Health PDGM, this is important to consider in your agency. It may sound counteractive to all you read regarding specificity of patient care, but it isn’t. Let’s break down this well known saying to how it relates to your agency.

Forest For The Trees In Your Agency:

We have become a very detail-oriented industry, haven’t we? The proper wording is listed in your EMR. All The boxes are checked before you finalize the visits. Here is the issue, we have become so focused on so many details, we don’t see the forest. We only see a bunch of smaller trees. In the process, agencies run more like the public health department of yesteryear. Meaning, patients are held for a long time and everything is managed from A to Z. With PDGM, there is a hyperfocus and intensity of care over a shorter period of time. If you are in the PDGM world, then care planning can’t be 1 week 9.

The Care Plan In PDGM:

If you are an agency that still has a bunch of 485s seeing the patient one time a week consistently, then you need to address this “routine” care before PDGM gets here.  This means eduction to staff about intensity of services. Frontloading care is not the number of visits. It’s about the intensity of the care provided by each discipline each visit. It’s time to put some visit protocols in place and make sure staff is completely coordinated regarding care planning. Consider help to change the care planning paradigm in your agency.

Kenyon Homecare Consulting:

At Kenyon Homecare Consulting, we help you reach clinical and financial goals. Whether staff need clinical education on care planning and Oasis or you need coding support, we have it. In PDGM, agencies that do not function efficiently both clinically and operationally will have a difficulty suviving. Call us today at 206-721-5091 or contact us online to see what services get you to your goals.

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