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Home Health Quality Data Updated on CMS Home Health Compare

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Home health quality data has been refreshed on CMS Home Health Compare (data updated October 25, 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
  • Treating wounds and preventing pressure sores (4 measures)  – reporting data for time period 15Q3_16Q2
  • Preventing harm (8 measures) – reporting data for time period 16Q1_16Q4
  • Preventing unplanned hospital care (4 measures) – reporting data to December 31, 2016
  1. How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital: 16Q1- 16Q4
  2. How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room – without being admitted to the hospital: 16Q1_16Q4
  3. How often home health patients, who have had a recent hospital stay, had to be re-admitted to the hospital: 14Q1- 16Q4
  4. 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: 14Q1- 16Q4

    2. Patient survey results (5 measures)  16Q2_17Q3

    Data collection period for the quality of patient care star ratings
    The quality of patient care star ratings are calculated by combining data for a number of individual quality measures, so they’re based on data from a combination of the data collection time periods shown above.

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