by: Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, Oakland, N.J.
RNs nationwide earned about 2.4% more in 2018 than they did in 2017, according to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service’s 2018-2019 Home Care Salary & Benefits Report. They earned an average of $35.34 per hour, according to the more than 1,500 agencies participating in the study.
by: ABILITY Network
About 18.5% of patients with a primary diagnosis of pneumonia were rehospitalized within 30 days of hospital discharge during the first three months of 2018, according to an analysis by Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network. That’s an improvement of 0.8% from 2017 and 1.2% from 2016. 
by: DecisionHealth's OASIS-D Survey
More than 75% of agencies expected a decrease in clinician productivity in the first quarter of 2019 due to OASIS-D, while only 6% expected an increase in productivity because of it. That’s according to the 270 respondents to a question on DecisionHealth’s OASIS-D Survey.
by: Home Care Pulse in Rexburg, Idaho
The overall median turnover rate for office staff in private duty agencies in 2017 was 30%, according to the 2018 Home Care Benchmarking Study by Home Care Pulse. But office staff turnover varied by revenue range and percentile ranking.
by: HHL’s 2019 Trends Survey
In advance of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), about 82% of agencies plan to provide additional training to clinicians in 2019 about the importance of detailed documentation. That’s according to the 184 respondents to a question on HHL’s 2019 Trends Survey.
by: Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network Inc.
Z47.1 (Aftercare following joint replacement surgery) was the most profitable primary diagnosis in home health through the first three quarters of 2018. The average reimbursement per episode was $3,379, while the average cost per episode was $2,214.
by: Home Health Compare
Agencies have continued to improve in several Home Health Compare measures included within value-based purchasing, according to data released Jan. 23.
by: HHL’s 2019 Trends Survey
About 70% of agencies will work to improve performance on acute care hospitalization in 2019, according to 181 respondents to a question on HHL’s 2019 Trends Survey.
by: HHL’s 2019 Trends Survey
About 22% of agencies will spend considerably less money on therapy staff in 2019, while only about 17% of staff will spend considerably more.
by: Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Strategic Healthcare Programs
Muscle weakness (generalized) was by far the most commonly used primary diagnosis that would be deemed questionable under the Patient-Driven Groupings Model, according to 2017 data from Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Strategic Healthcare Programs.


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