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Feb 1, 2020 3:46:00 PM / by Kristi Bajer, BSN, RN, COS-C

RCD and PDGM Commonalities

Review choice (RCD) is going strong in Illinois and Ohio.  It’s due to start in Texas in March 2020 and North Carolina and Florida in May 2020. These agencies are also preparing, like the rest of the country, for PDGM starting January 1, 2020.  Agencies in Texas and Florida and North Carolina are expected to choose their pre-claim option just as those in Illinois and Ohio did.  Choosing “pre-claim” is the only option that allows correction and re-submission of OASIS without going to the appeals process.


Pre-claim submission will also go hand and hand with the requirements of PDGM. Agency’s engaged in a rapid cycle referral, assessment, and submission methodology will have close parallels to the cycles required to succeed in PDGM.

Nothing New – only faster!

CMS will not require any new paperwork for pre-claim submission, or PDGM for that matter. RCD does require specific documentation to establish homebound eligibility, medical necessity, and that the face-to-face encounter meet CMS regulatory requirements.


Review Choice and PDGM are both about having all the necessary documentation and diagnosis codes to substantiate your claims.


We recommend all agencies, not just those in Texas, North Carolina and Florida examine their Quality Assurance processes. Agencies who can complete OASIS, ICD-10 coding, and the POC in the shortest amount of time while upholding accuracy, will maintain cash flow in RCD and PDGM.

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Tags: PDGM, RCD, Home Health, Quality assurance, OASIS

Kristi Bajer, BSN, RN, COS-C

Written by Kristi Bajer, BSN, RN, COS-C

Kristi Bajer BSN, RN, COS-C, brings over 10 years of real world experience as a clinician, director, and administrator in home health. She is a firm believer in diagnosis driven evidence-based care in home health. Currently, she assists agencies with external chart audits and Medicare appeals, as well as providing training and coaching on OperaCare implementation and building QAPI programs using data to drive success and protect agencies from government audits.