Now that home health agencies have the fortunate (not so fortunate) requirement to participate in the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model, we're sure you already know how crucial it is to keep a pulse on your agencies performance metrics.
That said, CMS' Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) for the Expanded HHVBP Model is available for download from the Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES). This report provides valuable data on your agency's HHVBP performance metrics, allowing you to identify areas where you can improve your performance and reimbursement.
To download your PIPR report through iQIES, follow the following simple steps provided by CMS:
- Log into iQIES at https://iqies.cms.gov/.
- Select the My Reports option from the Reports.
- From the My Reports page, select the HHA Provider Preview Reports.
- Select the HHVBP file to view the report.
The PIPR report provides a national comparison of home health agencies within your cohort and a preview of where your agency's performance may land relating to the baseline year of CY 2022. By reviewing the report, your agency can identify areas where care initiatives may be implemented or reassessed to provide an increased focus throughout the rest of year to improve performance areas. This report should be valuable in driving your final value-based purchasing (HHVBP) calculation and YoY potential payment.
While the HHVBP model is complex, and improving hospitalization and patient satisfaction measures can be challenging due to staff constraints, Telos Health Solutions' Care Navigation program can assist with little to no friction on your staff.
Our team has extensive experience implementing QAPI programs in home health and has helped numerous agencies implement a frictionless program aimed at their specific agency goals.
Our Care Navigation program has helped our customers achieve several goals, and the best part is that it requires no additional effort from the clinical staff members of the agencies we work with. We handle patient engagement calls and provide updates on patient-reported information, and clinical staff members can act on these updates as they see fit/necessary
- Reduce Acute Care Hospitalizations through early detection and education.
- Reduce Emergent Care Use and identify frequent challenges.
- Identify new fall incidents/provide fall prevention education assistance.
- Identify new medication side effects/provide patient education assistance.
- Identify new medication changes/provide patient education assistance.
- Identify home safety roadblocks and provide proactive education assistance.
- Identify patient-reported opportunities for care improvement/patient satisfaction and provide proactive virtual education assistance.
If you want to learn more about how Telos can help or would like us to create a free strategic program implementation outline based on this report, find a time on the calendar below or call us at (972)488-4029.
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