Updated: Oct 13, 2020
Corstrata wound care experts co-authored an article recently published in HomeCare Magazine, a leading publication for home health professionals. The article entitled, “Is Your Wound Care Program Ready for PDGM?” can be found in the November 2019 issue of HomeCare, or online in full at this link.
This article focuses on how Home Health Agencies can build a Wound Program of Excellence in anticipation of the coming reimbursement changes that are part of CMS’s 1/1/2020 implementation of PDGM, one of the most significant reimbursement changes in twenty years since the introduction of PPS (Prospective Payment System). To quote the article, “Under PDGM, it will be vital to focus more intensely on episode management best practices using evidence-based care and implementing clinically sound operational processes for care management.”
Corstrata team members collaborated again with McBee Associates and their clinical consulting manager, Laurie Salmons, a leading authority on PDGM (Patient-Driven Groupings Model) and the operational transformation required for agencies to adapt to the new PDGM reimbursement model. Previously, Corstrata’s Myra Varnado and McBee’s Laurie Salmons presented a webinar, “Establishing an Effective Wound Care Program under PDGM,” which can be viewed here.
In addition to Corstrata’s co-founder and CRO Joseph Ebberwein and Corstrata’s Director of Clinical Services, Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN, McBee Associates’ Laurie Salmons served as article coauthor.