Forward Thinking: The Critical Role of Discharge Planning in LUPA Management

2020 was one of the most challenging years in history for home health providers, from learning to navigate the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) to managing patient care through a worldwide pandemic. Subsequent 30-day period Low Utilization Payment Adjustments (LUPAs) were anticipated to be the most challenging to manage, and 2020 data reflect this to be true. This presentation will focus on plan of care development using appropriate discharge planning through the 60-day episode of care to improve outcomes and mitigate subsequent 30-day period LUPA.