by: DecisionHealth Staff
The national average for “How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner” has slowly climbed to 96% over the past four quarters, according to data from Care Compare. The national average includes 12 months worth of OASIS assessments, with the most recent data from Oct. 1, 2021 to Sept. 30, 2022.
More than 40% of home health and hospice agencies surveyed included some form of profit sharing as a benefit for clinicians in 2022.
Take a look at the median professional caregiver turnover rate, based on training type and format delivered in 2022.
by: DecisionHealth Staff
Issues with the initial certification and justification for skilled nursing were the two main problem areas for providers under Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) review by Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS. The results include 147 reviews from September 2022 to March 2023.
Home health agency merger and acquisition activity jumped in the second quarter of 2023, reaching levels not seen in more than a year.
National averages in home health quality reporting and patient surveys show patient improvement in a wide range of scores, but a significant decline year-over-year in patients that have received a flu shot for the current flu season.
The 2024 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) proposed rule includes updated wage index proposals for 2024.
On average, home health and hospice agencies provided 24 hours of orientation training and 12 hours of ongoing training in 2022, according to the 14th Annual HCP Benchmarking Report.
by: DecisionHealth Staff
Home health agencies are behind home care and hospice providers when it comes to offering professional training programs, according to the 14th Annual Home Care Pulse Benchmarking Report. The following chart shows the percentage of agencies that used a professional training program in 2022 by line of business.
Agencies can expect a payment decrease in 2024 for 30-day home health periods, but payments for individual visits are expected to go up slightly.


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