Benchmarks
01/02/2019
Care planning, coordination, quality of care [§484.60; G570] was the most common condition-level deficiency from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 27, 2018, according to CMS data. 
01/02/2019
by: CMS
Plan of care [G572] was the most common standard-level deficiency from Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 27, 2018, according to CMS data.
12/18/2018
About 53% of agencies say the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) will be the regulatory issue that causes the biggest impact on agencies’ operations and financials in 2019, and about 47% of agencies say OASIS-D will be the issue that causes the biggest impact. That’s according to the 184 respondents to a question on HHL’s 2019 Trends Survey.
12/12/2018
Among the seven Hospice Item Set (HIS) measures posted on Hospice Compare, providers improved the most on “Hospice and palliative care pain assessment” during the November 2018 refresh.
12/05/2018
About 31% of agencies expect to spend more than eight hours training for OASIS-D. 
11/28/2018
GG0170 (Mobility) is the item new to OASIS-D that concerns agencies the most. It’s followed by GG0100 (Prior functioning).
11/14/2018
by: DecisionHealth's OASIS-D Survey
About 32% of agencies submit their OASIS to the state in a week or less, while nearly 30% require more than two weeks to submit their OASIS to the state.
11/07/2018
The 2019 national per-visit amounts for low-utilization payment adjustment (LUPA) episodes are slightly higher for all disciplines than the 2018 rates.
11/01/2018
by: Home Health Compare
Agencies have continued to improve in several Home Health Compare measures included within value-based purchaisng, accoridng to data released Oct. 24.
11/01/2018
by: Home Health Compare
CMS data show 845 agencies nationwide earned five stars in HHCAHPS.

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