On December 14, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a webinar for Medicare-certified home health agencies. CMS presented the rationale, comments received, timing, and impact of CMS’ decision to remove the Influenza Vaccination Measure from the Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings (QoPC). The updated methodology to compute the QoPC Star Ratings will be implemented in the April 2018 Home Health Compare refresh.
- Webinar audio and transcript: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Home-Health-Quality-Reporting-Training.html
- Presentation slides: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Downloads/QoPC-Star-Ratings-Call_12_14_17.pdf