The Home Health Compare results were updated on October 30, 2019.
For the Quality of Patient Care measures, 10 measures improved and 4 remained the same. Improvement in management of oral medications saw the most improvement of 0.9% and improvement in bed transfer improved by 0.8%. (Data Collection January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018).
Acute care hospitalizations and urgent, unplanned care in the emergency room both improved at 15.6% and 12.8%. (Data Collection January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018).
The national average for the Quality of Patient Care Star Rating remained the same at 3.5 stars.
HHCAHPS measures also updated and the national averages remain the same for all 5 measures. The data collection period for these measures and the Star Ratings is April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019.
To see where the 5 star agencies are located, visit our Home Health Compare page and use the drop down for Star Ratings at the agency level. You can also compare measures by state, by year, by release date, and the top 10 or top 20 percent.