Quality Outcomes
04/30/2018
Just 31 home health agencies have maintained a 5-star rating in quality of care during the 12 quarters the star ratings system has existed.
04/30/2018
New guidance from CMS is now available to help agencies take full advantage of user-requested CASPER reports known as Home Health Review and Correct reports.
04/19/2018
More agencies have achieved 5-star status than ever before, and scores for transferring saw the biggest jump among all measures listed on Home Health Compare, according to the website’s latest update.
04/16/2018
Keep a dedicated calendar to track when CMS releases new raw quality data in CASPER and the deadlines for correcting any errors in that data. Doing so will help ensure you have plenty of time to make changes so the final quality measure calculations that are publicly reported on Home Health Compare accurately reflect your agency performance.
04/16/2018
by: CMS
The chart below outlines dates for the collection and correction periods for Review and Correct Reports. Create a reminder in your calendar to review these reports during the dates in the last column below. These dates are broken down by the associated quarter
02/26/2018
Ask patients if they have been concerned or fretted over a number of things lately. Doing so will help patients open up and relay any anxiety issues which, if undetected and untreated, could potentially cause worse patient outcomes.
02/26/2018
Some pressure ulcer data was mistakenly excluded from recent CMS reports on quality measures for home health agencies, but CMS says the data will be corrected before the measure is publicly reported on Home Health Compare.
02/12/2018
Although this year’s flu vaccine is only about 30% effective against this year’s dominant flu strain, it’s still important to make sure clients and staff get the vaccine.
02/12/2018
The opioid crisis in America continues to grow, prompting President Donald Trump to announce Jan. 29 that the new HHS Secretary would help confront the scourge. Home health agencies have a responsibility to help too, and can do so by training staff how to protect patients from the dangers of addiction.
02/05/2018
Just 34 home health agencies have maintained a 5-star rating in quality of care during the 11 quarters the star ratings system has existed.

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