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Home Health Quality Data Refresh on CMS Home Health Compare

Home health quality data has been refreshed on CMS Home Health Compare (data updated Oct 24, 2018) as follows:

1. Quality of patient care measures (18 measures):

  • Managing daily activities (3 measures) – reporting data for 17Q1_17Q4
  • Managing pain and treating symptoms (3 measures) – reporting data for 17Q1_17Q4
  • Preventing harm (8 measures) – reporting data for 17Q1_17Q4
  • Preventing unplanned hospital care (4 measures) – reporting data for 17Q1_17Q4 except for 2 measures:
    1. How often home health patients, who have had a recent hospital stay, had to be re-admitted to the hospital (15Q1_17Q4)
    2. 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 (15Q1_17Q4)

2. Patient survey results (5 measures) reporting data for 17Q2_18Q1

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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