Wondering how to approach therapy utilization and avoid/minimize the post-discharge risk for rehospitalization under PDGM?

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

A new study, led by University of Rochester School of Nursing assistant professor Jinjiao Wang, Ph.D., RN, published in the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA) reports that specific home health servicescan substantially lower the risk of re-hospitalization in older adults (> 65 years) during a 60-day period. The conclusion of the study reported that at a threshold of one physical therapy visit per week the risk of rehospitalization was lowered by up to 82%!

The study will be of interest to home health agencies as they prepare to transition from a volume-based payment system to the focus of PDGM a value-based payment system. To learn more about other independent variables that were measured and reported in the conclusion follow the link:

 https://www.jamda.com/article/S1525-8610(18)30601-7/pdf