Benchmarks
04/30/2018
by: CMS
G0158 (Written plan of care established and periodically reviewed) remained the most common standard-level deficiency in 2017, according to CMS data
04/19/2018
by: CMS
Agencies have continued to improve in nearly every Home Health Compare measure included within value-based purchasing, according to data released in July 2017.
04/16/2018
Z47.1 (Aftercare following joint replacement surgery) was the most profitable primary diagnosis in home health in 2017. The average reimbursement per episode was $3,370, while the average cost per episode was $2,252. 
04/09/2018
by: 2016 Private Duty Benchmarking Study by Home Care Pulse in Rexburg, Idaho
Gift cards and hand-written thank you cards are the most common ways agencies recognize caregivers, according to the 615 respondents of the 2016 Private Duty Benchmarking Study by Home Care Pulse in Rexburg, Idaho.
04/02/2018
by: HHL’s 2018 Trends Survey
About 64% of agencies will spend more on quality improvement/assurance roles in 2018 than they had the prior year, according to the 163 respondents to a question on HHL’s 2018 Trends Survey.
03/26/2018
by: Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP), Santa Barbara, Calif.
Among the more than 4 million episodes of care ending in 2017 for clients of Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP), 6.6% involved patients with hypertension as a primary diagnosis.
03/19/2018
by: Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network Inc.
Nearly 49% of the time during start-of-care (SOC) visits, clinicians mark that patients have experienced confusion at some point within the last 14 days, according to data from Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network Inc.
03/12/2018
by: ABILITY Network
The average number of clinical case-mix points in 2017 was 4.5. It has remained relatively stable after it plummeted from 8.3 in 2014 to 4.2 in 2015, according to data from Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network Inc.
03/05/2018
by: CMS
With Hospice CAHPS data, the highest scoring composite — by far — involves treating patients with respect, according to the Feb. 21 refresh of Hospice Compare.
02/26/2018
by: Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network Inc.
About 45% of the time at start of care (SOC), clinicians mark that patients experience anxiety at least some of the time, according to data from Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network Inc.

Login

User Name:
Password: