CEOs Tease Plans, Priorities for 2023

The end of the year tends to light a fire under those looking to bring their organization’s goals to fruition.

Thus is the case for some of home health’s top leaders during the last three months of the year.

In the remaining months of 2022, leaders across home health care are focusing on addressing the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) pending payment rule, rolling out new programs to enhance care delivery, staff continuity and more.

To learn more about what providers have in store, Home Health Care News asked five CEOs to break down their plans for the rest of the year, and how achieving these goals would move their organizations forward.

Externally, AccentCare is focused on the policy issues our community is facing. Getting legislative or regulatory relief from the proposed home health cuts is a huge priority for us. We share community concerns about the methodology CMS is utilizing to interpret Congressional intent on PDGM budget neutrality, and think a delay is reasonable and necessary to ensure patient access to home health services. If CMS doesn’t pull back the payment reduction portion of the proposed rule, every effort will be made to support our Congressional home health champions efforts to include the Preserving Access to Home Health Act in the must-pass, end-of-year package.

Internally, AccentCare remains focused on the employee experience, and that will continue for the balance of 2022 and beyond. After listening to our people, we’re doubling down on the culture we’re striving for around reimagining care together. A part of that is responding to the need for a greater understanding of the communities we serve. By the end of the year, over 300 leaders across AccentCare will have completed a rigorous 10-week course on intrinsic inclusion, a process spearheaded by our chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. We’ll be rolling out that training to more of our staff next year and will also continue a process of building sustainable DEI efforts into our community outreach plans. We see tremendous upside in increasing access to communities who have historically been underserved by home care organizations.

— Stephan Rodgers, CEO at AccentCare

5 Home Health CEOs Tease Plans, Priorities For 2023 – Home Health Care News