The Home Health Compare results were updated on July 25, 2018.
For the Quality of Patient Care measures, 12 measures improved, 1 worsened, and 1 remained the same. As with last quarter, improvement in bed transfer saw the most improvement of 1.3%. Improvement in management of oral medications improved by 1.2%. Multifactor fall risk assessment conducted saw no change and Depression assessment conducted worsened by 0.1%. (Data Collection October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017).
Acute care hospitalizations improved this quarter, from 15.9% to 15.8%, while Urgent, unplanned care in the emergency room remained at 12.9%. (Data Collection October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017).
The national average for the Quality of Patient Care Star Rating remained at 3.5 stars. The percentage of agencies with 3 and 4.5 stars declined, and the percent of agencies with 2 and 5 stars increased.
HHCAHPS measures also updated and the national averages remain the same. The data collection period for these measures and the Star Ratings is January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017.
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.