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CMS Survey to Review Impact of HHA Quality Measures

The CMS is aiming to undertake a survey of home health agencies (HHAs) to identify if the quality measures they are using to track care given by HHAs are the right one, writes Modern Healthcare. The agency has issued numerous new quality measures for HHS going back to 1999, but it’s unclear what, if any, impact on care they’ve had, according to a federal notice.  CMS lacks information regarding the impact of their use and how HHAs are responding to them.  The survey, if approved by the White House, would begin in August 2019. Results of the survey would be published by 2021 in peer-reviewed journals. Survey findings will inform the CMS on how well home health agencies are performing under current measures and whether new measures are needed for the providers.

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