by: CMS
A CMS survey of Medicare beneficiaries, conducted this summer, found 21% of the 11,114 beneficiaries reported foregoing medical care not related to COVID-19.
Care planning, coordination and quality of care ranked as the top survey concerns among the 247 total respondents to a survey conducted by HHL’s sister organization the Association of Home Care Coding & Compliance (AHCC). 
“Physician documentation doesn’t provide needed detail to assign acceptable diagnoses codes” was the top documentation challenge reported among the 192 respondents to a survey conducted by DecisionHealth’s Association of Home Care Coding and Compliance (AHCC).
A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looking at the 2018-19 flu season found 81.1% of 2,386 health care personnel surveyed were vaccinated. The rate was highest in workplace settings where vaccination was required.
This table shows the average home health payments for 2.6M, 30-day payment periods from January through April 2020.
The data below show the percentage of 30-day payment periods where the patient came from the community versus an institution and timing was early versus late. 
Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) shared data on the top 10 questionable encounter (QE) diagnosis codes pulled from current Medicare OASIS records for the first three weeks of August.
The average number of rehab visits per period is down over 30% in March and April of 2020 compared to January.
The 2020 HealthLeaders Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships Survey was compiled in April 2020 during the COVID-19 surge, by the
HealthLeaders Intelligence Unit, powered by the HealthLeaders Council.
This table shows a breakdown of LUPA rates by visit threshold and clinical group. The last two rows show the percent of HIPPS (all 432 HHRGs) that had those corresponding visit thresholds and percent of payment periods that are in each of the threshold groupings. 


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