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CMS Home Health Compare Quality Data Refresh

Home health quality data has been refreshed on CMS Home Health Compare (data updated July 25, 2018) as follows:

1. Quality of patient care measures:

  • Managing daily activities (3 measures) – reporting data for time period 16Q4_17Q3
  • Managing pain and treating symptoms (3 measures) – reporting data for time period 16Q4_17Q3
  • Preventing harm (8 measures) – reporting data for time period 16Q4_17Q3
  • Preventing unplanned hospital care (4 measures) – reporting data to 17Q3
    1. How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital: 16Q4_17Q3
    2. How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room – without being admitted to the hospital: 16Q4_17Q3
    3. How often home health patients, who have had a recent hospital stay, had to be re-admitted to the hospital: 14Q4- 17Q3
    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: 14Q4- 17Q3

2. Patient survey results (5 measures) 17Q1_17Q4

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