The coronavirus is largely to blame for the continued therapy adjustments after the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) took effect.

“We probably saw a lot more effects of … the COVID crisis than we did with the inception of PDGM,” says Diana Kornetti, president of the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) home health section. “That was like the double whammy, like the other shoe landing. … That really had a greater impact on a lot of therapists’ ability to be gainfully employed during the pandemic.” 

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