The Home Health Compare results were updated on October 24, 2018.
For the Quality of Patient Care measures, 13 measures improved and 1 worsened. As with last quarter, improvement in bed transfer saw the most improvement of 1.4%. Improvement in management of oral medications improved by 1.2%. Depression assessment conducted worsened by 0.1%. (Data Collection January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017).
Acute care hospitalizations remained at 15.8%, while Urgent, unplanned care in the emergency room worsened, increasing from 12.9% to 13.0%. (Data Collection January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017).
The national average for the Quality of Patient Care Star Rating remained at 3.5 stars.
HHCAHPS measures also updated and the national averages remain the same. The data collection period for these measures and the Star Ratings is April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018.
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.