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Latest Quality Data Update on CMS Home Health Compare

Home health quality data has been refreshed on CMS Home Health Compare (data updated July 12, 2017) as follows:

1. Quality of patient care measures:
Managing daily activities (3 measures)  – reporting data for time period 16Q1_16Q4
Managing pain and treating symptoms (6 measures) – reporting data for time period 16Q1_16Q4
Preventing harm (8 measures) – reporting data for time period 16Q1_16Q4
Preventing unplanned hospital care (4 measures) – reporting data to September 30, 2016

  • How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital: 15Q4_16Q3
  • How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room – without being admitted to the hospital: 15Q4_16Q3
  • How often home health patients, who have had a recent hospital stay, had to be re-admitted to the hospital: 13Q4_16Q3
  • How often home health patients, who have had a recent hospital stay, received care in the hospital emergency room without being re-admitted to the hospital: 13Q4_16Q3

Not reported: Treating wounds and preventing pressure sores (4 measures)  – these measures were not reported in the latest data update on CMS Home Health Compare.  In the previous update in April, these measures reported data for time period 15Q3_16Q2

2. Patient survey results (5 measures)  16Q1_16Q4

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