Quality Outcomes
07/24/2017
The number of agencies earning 5 stars in patient satisfaction rose drastically in July 2017 compared to the prior quarter. This presents an opportunity for 500 more agencies to market their star status to referral sources.
07/24/2017
For the first time since 5-star quality of care ratings were released back in July 2015, there has been a drop — albeit a slight one — in the number of 5-star agencies.
07/17/2017
The latest update of Home Health Compare data was released July 12 and agencies have — again — taken major strides on many of the measures included within value-based purchasing.
07/17/2017
by: Home Health Compare
More than 1,500 agencies nationwide earned five stars in the ratings system involving HHCAHPS, according to the ratings released in July 2017. That’s a 47% increase from April 2017.
07/03/2017
Ensure that all of your home health agency’s patients have individualized plans for what to do in the event of an emergency — and that you document conversations with patients about emergency preparedness. Agencies found during surveys to be in noncompliance risk being cited.
06/29/2017
Have a quality assurance nurse review all patients on start of care to make sure clinicians are using the right visit frequency for at-risk patients.
06/16/2017
Your agency has gone through the quality assessment piece of QAPI and identified areas that need improvement. Now what?
06/12/2017
Home health agencies and other health providers in one Oklahoma community have taken collaboration to a new level, offering an example of how putting patients first can contribute to better outcomes and improved star ratings even in a competitive market.
06/05/2017
We upgraded your prior listserv to the new Home Care Forum! The new forum allows you to engage in much of the same way as your old listserv but with added features such as a comprehensive search, ability to have threaded and archived conversations with search functionality separated into different categories and the ability to track notifications from the site to your own inbox to continue conversations for more privacy.
06/01/2017
Home health agencies and other health providers in one Oklahoma community have taken collaboration to a new level, offering an example of how putting patients first can contribute to better outcomes and improved star ratings even in a competitive market.

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