Benchmarks
11/20/2017
by: Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network Inc.
Instances of hospitalization due to infection are higher for patients with IVs, surgical wounds and ulcers than those without, according to a new data analysis from Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network Inc.
11/13/2017
by: 2018 PPS final rule; 2017 PPS final rule
The 2018 national per-visit amounts for low-utilization payment adjustment (LUPA) episodes will be slightly higher for all disciplines than the 2017 rates.
11/06/2017
by: Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network, Inc
Nationally, more than half of all total hip and knee replacement patients who were rehospitalized within 30 days of discharge in 2016 were rehospitalized within the first week, according to new data from Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network, Inc.
10/30/2017
by: Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network
I87.2 (Venous insufficiency (chronic) (peripheral)) was the least profitable ICD-10 code in 2016. That’s according to an analysis of assessments involving about 900,000 PPS episodes by Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network.
10/23/2017
The cost of home health aide services increased by 6.7% in the past year, according to the 2017 Genworth Cost of Care study.
10/16/2017
by: HHL’s 2017 Referrals Survey
Nearly 95% of the 121 respondents to HHL’s 2017 Referrals Survey have educated physicians about face-to-face compliance. Meanwhile, about 54% of respondents have educated physicians about 5-star ratings in quality.
10/09/2017
by: Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network Inc.
About 42% of home health episodes in 2016 involved care that would be considered Medication Management Teaching and Assessment (MMTA) under the proposed Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM), according to an analysis by Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network Inc.
10/02/2017
by: Home Care Pulse in Rexburg, Idaho
Agencies use a wide range of technologies, from remote monitoring to online portals, according to the 615 respondents to the 2017 Private Duty Benchmarking Study by Home Care Puse in Rexburg, Idaho. Some experts content smart speakers could some become a more popular tool.
09/25/2017
by: Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network
Under the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM), many ICD-10 codes agencies frequently use as a primary diagnosis for patients will be deemed “questionable encounters.”
09/18/2017
by: ABILITY Network
Home health agencies in value-based purchasing states earned scores 1% higher or more in six key measures included on Home Health Compare, according to an ABILITY Network analysis of data from April 2017. This includes a score 4.7% higher on flu vaccine received.

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