Benchmarks
11/14/2018
by: DecisionHealth's OASIS-D Survey
About 32% of agencies submit their OASIS to the state in a week or less, while nearly 30% require more than two weeks to submit their OASIS to the state.
11/07/2018
The 2019 national per-visit amounts for low-utilization payment adjustment (LUPA) episodes are slightly higher for all disciplines than the 2018 rates.
11/01/2018
by: Home Health Compare
Agencies have continued to improve in several Home Health Compare measures included within value-based purchaisng, accoridng to data released Oct. 24.
11/01/2018
by: Home Health Compare
CMS data show 845 agencies nationwide earned five stars in HHCAHPS.
10/25/2018
About 41% of home health coders received base salaries of $65,001 to $90,000 in 2018.
10/17/2018
About 43% of agencies expect OASIS-D will take at least 90 minutes to complete at start of care (SOC). That's according to the 270 respondents to a question on DecisionHealth’s OASIS-D Survey.
10/11/2018
by: DecisionHealth’s 2018 Home Health Coders’ Salary Survey
Nearly half of coders didn't receive a raise in the past 12 months. That’s according to according to the 314 respondents to a question on DecisionHealth’s 2018 Home Health Coders' Salary Survey.
10/04/2018
About 17% of the 3.6 million payment episodes from 2017 in Strategic Healthcare Programs’ database used a primary diagnosis that would be deemed a questionable encounter under CMS’ proposed Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM).
09/26/2018
by: The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission collects data on agencies’ compliance with standards and National Patient Safety Goals to identify trends and focus education on challenging requirements. The data below identify the top 10 Joint Commission requirements that are most frequently “not compliant” during surveys and reviews from Jan. 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018.
09/20/2018
by: CMS
Therapy-focused agencies will take a big hit under the proposed Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), according to the 2019 proposed PPS rule for home health. That’s because PDGM eliminates the “financial incentive to overprovide therapy in order to receive a higher payment,” CMS says.

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