Coronavirus Could Lead to More Home Health Bankruptcies, Legal Experts Predict

The Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) was supposed to be the biggest disruption to hit the home health industry in decades. That is, until the coronavirus took the nation by storm. Just as agencies were getting a handle on the revolutionary new payment reform, they had to pivot yet again to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. As a result, a number of smaller home health providers are struggling to keep their heads above water. And while agencies’ preparations for PDGM largely silenced claims of expected “carnage” related to the reform, providers might not be as lucky when it comes to weathering the coronavirus chaos. At least, that’s what Roger Strode — a transactional health care lawyer and partner at Milwaukee-based national law firm Foley & Lardner LLP — and his colleagues predict.

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