[On-demand] Wheeling & Walking: Measuring functional outcomes with Section GG

Ken BellClient News, Home Health, Training17 Comments

Section GG isn't slowing down — make sure you're ready to keep up!

The unjustly reviled Section GG items will soon be even more important for home health agencies. Beginning January 1, 2025, the DC Function Score will replace the Total Normalized Composite (TNC) score in measuring functional improvement in Value-Based Purchasing (VBP), making Section GG the new basis for measuring functional outcomes. Only some of the GG items will directly influence the DC Function score, but all the items will influence the risk adjustment.

Currently, the TNC Self-Care and TNC Mobility are worth 8.75% each of the Total Performance Score. The new DC Function score, including self-care and mobility, will count towards 20% of the score. Now is the time to ramp up your staff’s competency and accuracy for 2025.

Watch this webinar for an explanation of the DC Function score and the GG items directly impacting the score.

After this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  1. Explain 2025 plans for replacing the TNCs with the DC Function Score.
  2. Understand which GG items are instrumental in the new outcomes.
  3. Identify tips and tricks for responding to the GG functional items.

[Webinar] Wheeling & Walking

Measuring functional outcomes with Section GG

Click here to access the recording and slides

About your experts

Lisa Selman-Holman JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C
Vice President of Education & Quality — McBee

Lisa Selman-Holman brings more than 35 years of experience in the home health and hospice industry, specializing in regulatory compliance, both as an RN and a home care attorney. As VP of Education & Quality, Lisa leads the education team in producing quality education through live events and online via Post-Acute Academy. Lisa is the past chair of the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance (BMSCC) and is an originator of the Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D), Homecare Clinical Specialist-OASIS (HCS-O) and Homecare Coding Specialist-Hospice (HCS-H) credentials.

Click here to learn more about Post-Acute Academy from McBee.

Michelle Horner BSN, RN, HCS-D, HCS-O, HCS-H, COS-C
Post-Acute Education Manager — McBee

Michelle Horner is the Manager of Post-Acute Education for McBee. She has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare with an extensive background in critical care and home care. Michelle has been instrumental in the content creation for the Post-Acute Academy from McBee. She currently specializes in Quality, Clinical, and Regulatory Consulting and Education. Michelle develops and provides custom on-site client education programs. She speaks regularly for various home care associations. Her expertise regularly appears in the Decision Health Diagnosis Coding Pro and she is a subject matter expert contributor for several Decision Health publications. Michelle currently serves on the AHCC’s Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance Certification HCS-D and HCS-O Committees.

Click here to learn more about Post-Acute Academy from McBee.

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