Lead author acknowledges PDGM likely to have unintended consequences

With just over 2 months until the Home Health Medicare Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) goes into effect, the new payment model’s therapy changes and behavioral assumptions make it equal parts revolutionary and controversial.

According to an October 10, 2019 Home Health News article, “Even PDGM’s lead author, Lisa Grabert, acknowledges that possibility. The House Ways and Means Committee alumna shared her thoughts on the model and its backstory last month at the 2019 Home Health Care News Summit in Chicago. Overall, Grabert believes PDGM is well intentioned but may come with some unintended negative consequences.”