Benchmarks
03/19/2020
Among the Hospice Item Set (HIS) measures posted on Hospice Compare, providers improved the most on “Hospice and palliative care pain assessment” and the “Hospice and palliative care composite process measure” during the February 2020 refresh.
03/12/2020
About 22% of private duty agencies said their top referral source of 2018 was clients, according to Home Care Pulse of Rexburg, Idaho.
03/12/2020
About 22% of private duty agencies said their top referral source of 2018 was clients, according to Home Care Pulse of Rexburg, Idaho. Home Care Pulse’s 2019 Home Care Benchmarking Study includes responses from 688 providers representing more than 1,100 locations.
03/04/2020
About 61% of agencies will work to improve on the quality of care star rating measure “acute care hospitalization” in 2020.
02/26/2020
About 32% of agencies worked to implement or complete a QAPI performance improvement project on reducing fall risks in 2019, according to 135 respondents to HHL’s 2020 Trends Survey.
02/19/2020
by: CMS
Care planning, coordination, quality of care [§484.60; G570] was the most common condition-level deficiency from Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019, according to CMS data. (See story).
02/12/2020
Agencies have continued to improve in several Home Health Compare measures included within value-based purchasing, according to data released Jan. 23. 
 
02/05/2020
CMS data show 638 agencies nationwide earned five stars in the ratings system involving quality of care, according to the ratings released Jan. 23, 2020. That’s a decrease of two agencies from October 2019. There were more agencies with one, three and four stars in the January refresh than there were in the prior quarter.
01/30/2020
Respondents to HHL's 2020 Trends Survey say care planning and coordination (29%) and emergency preparedness (21%) are among the most challenging requirements in the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
01/22/2020
A diabetes code was the most commonly coded primary diagnosis in both the wound and endocrine clinical groups, according to first quarter 2019 data from Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) (See story).

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