Benchmarks
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.
02/19/2018
Aftercare for joint replacements, hypertensive heart disease and hypertension were the three most common primary diagnosis codes in 2017, according to data from Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network.
02/12/2018
by: CMS
Six of the nine value-based purchasing states had averages at least 3% better than the national average on the flu vaccine, according to CMS’ Home Health Compare data released in January 2018. The national average is 77.2%.
02/05/2018
by: HHL’s 2018 Trends Survey
Skype/other video technology to speak with patients is the top technology on agencies’ wish lists, according to the 167 respondents to HHL’s 2018 Trends Survey. About 31% of respondents say it’s on their wish list.
01/29/2018
There are 365 agencies nationwide that earned five stars in the ratings system involving quality of care, according to ratings released on Jan. 24.
01/29/2018
More than 1,100 agencies nationwide earned five stars in the ratings system involving HHCAHPS, according to the ratings released in January 2018. That’s a 110% increase from October 2017.
01/22/2018
by: SHP, Santa Barbara, Calif.
About 97% of all Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Medicaid HMO episodes involving live discharges for home health patients over the last year involved the patient being discharged to the community, according to data from Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP).
01/15/2018
by: DecisionHealth’s 2017 Home Health Coders’ Productivity Survey
Having coders out of the office with no backup can mean that work quickly builds up. About 65% of respondents to DecisionHealth’s 2017 Home Health Coders’ Productivity Survey say it takes 31 to 60 minutes to complete a chart.
01/08/2018
by: CMS
About 4% of agencies that qualified for star ratings in quality of care earned 5 stars in the October 2017 refresh of Home Health Compare. But if the measure “Influenza immunization received for current flu season” had been removed, about 5.6% of agencies would have earned 5 stars, CMS indicated during a Dec. 14 webinar.
01/01/2018
by: HHL’s 2018 Trends Survey
About 84% of agencies plan to spend more money to train on the revised Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) in 2018 than they had in 2017, according to 156 respondents to a question on HHL’s 2018 Trends Survey. No respondents plan to spend less on this.

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