Benchmarks
04/24/2017
by: Home Health Compare
Several measures within Home Health Compare have improved by 10% or more from April 2010 through April 2017. One item with a massive improvement is ambulation, which improved 23.2%. Bathing improved 8.6% — among the few changes that have not seen improvements of 10% or more.
04/17/2017
The data below show the average number of home health visits per day performed by discipline. The data below are based on 127 responses to HHL’s 2017 Home Health Clinician Productivity Survey. Visits are not weighted.
04/17/2017
by: HHL’s 2017 Productivity Survey
More than 70% of respondents to HHL's 2017 Home Health Clinician Productivity Survey said it took at least five more minutes for clinicians to complete a start-of-care assessment in the first few months after OASIS-C2 began.
04/10/2017
by: ABILITY Network
The average number of clinical case-mix points in 2016 was 4.04 — that’s relatively stable after it plummeted from 8.27 in 2014 to 4.17 in 2015, according to data from Seattle-based ABILITY Network.
04/03/2017
by: HHL’s Final CoPs Survey
Most agencies are planning to provide more QI training and more quality reviews to prepare for the new QAPI requirement. That’s according to the 323 respondents to a question on HHL’s Final CoPs Survey.
03/27/2017
by: ABILITY Network Inc.
The actual reimbursement for home health agencies for PPS episodes in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $3,040. That’s $119 less than for episodes in the first quarter of 2016.
03/20/2017
by: HHL's Final CoPs Survey
In preparation for the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs), most agencies have not yet examined the language their patient speak or created patient rights forms in languages beyond English.
03/13/2017
by: HHL’s Final CoPs Survey
Most agencies have begun training for the Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and will continue to do so. That’s according to the 343 respondents to a question on HHL’s Final CoPs Survey.
03/06/2017
About 60% of agencies plan to spend less than $10,000 in the next year to prepare for the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
02/27/2017
by: CMS
L591 (Nursing services) was the fourth most common citation for hospices during surveys in 2016, CMS data show. It was not among the most common citations in 2015. In 2016, the 10 most common deficiencies for hospices yielded 1,009 citations. Those 10 deficiencies drew 69% more citations than they did in 2015.

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