Quality Outcomes
03/06/2019
Educate all staff on the signs and symptoms of worsening congestive heart failure (CHF). Doing so could help reduce hospital readmission for patients with CHF.
03/06/2019
Use this tool to help heart failure patients understand when they are at greatest risk, when to call the agency or doctor and when to call 911. 
01/30/2019
The home health industry’s scores on bathing, transferring and ambulation showed continued improvement when Home Health Compare was refreshed Jan. 23.
01/30/2019
Agencies with The Joint Commission as their accrediting body will soon have an increased need to educate patients about opioids.
01/24/2019
More agencies plan to focus on improving the rate of acute care hospitalizations than any other quality of care star ratings measure in 2019.
01/24/2019
by: Joan Usher
Case conferences will take on increased importance when the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) launches on or after Jan. 1, 2020.
01/09/2019
Ensure home health aides at your agency understand various factors that could contribute to a fall — and that aides report those risks. When aides know what to look for, risk factors become easy to spot.
01/02/2019
CMS has published updated details on potentially avoidable events, process and outcome measures for 2019. The updated tables also include details on star-ratings measures and quality measures new to Home Health Compare in 2019.
11/01/2018
As flu season ramps up, it’s vital to ensure patients get vaccinated. Agencies should work to educate patients about the vaccine and dispel common myths.
11/01/2018
Nearly 400 fewer agencies earned five stars in patient satisfaction in October 2018 than they had in July 2018, according to the latest refresh of Home Health Compare.

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