Home Health Care News writes: The quality of home health care improved across most major domains between 2016 and 2017, although the rate of hospital admissions remained static for the fifth straight year, according to data in the Home Health Chartbook 2018, prepared by Avalere Health for the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. The document compiles data from a variety of sources, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Home Health Compare website. Across nine quality domains tracked on Compare, national averages for patient outcomes improved for eight. The greatest improvement came in the “got better at getting in and out of bed” measure, which ticked up from 62% in 2016 to 68% in 2017.
- Home Health Chartbook 2018: Prepared for the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. Avalere Health. September 2018 (PDF)
- Home Health Care News: https://homehealthcarenews.com/2018/10/home-health-quality-on-the-upswing-readmission-rates-hold-steady/