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Modifications to the Quality of Patient Care Star Rating Algorithm for Home Health Agencies

CMS has detailed the revised changes to the Quality of Patient Care (QoPC) Star Ratings proposal for home health agencies.  The changes include:

  • the removal of the measure: Influenza Immunization Received for Current Flu Season (OASIS-based) from QoPC star rating.  Reporting to continue on Home Health Compare to encourage vaccination and monitor the Influenza Immunization Received for Current Flu Season measure to ensure rates do not decrease
  • Based on stakeholder feedback, CMS no longer recommend the addition of the Emergency Department Use without Hospitalization measure

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