The Home Health Compare results were updated on May 17, 2019.
For the Quality of Patient Care measures, 11 measures improved, 1 worsened, and 2 remained the same. As with last quarter, improvement in bed transfer saw the most improvement of 1%. Improvement in management of oral medications improved by 0.9%. Multifactor fall risk assessment conducted saw no change and Depression assessment conducted worsened by 0.1%. (Data Collection July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018).
Acute care hospitalizations and Urgent, unplanned care in the emergency room both stayed the same at 15.8% and 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. The percentage of agencies with 2.5 and 3.5 stars declined, and the percent of agencies with 1,1.5 and 5 stars increased.
HHCAHPS measures also updated and the national averages remain the same for 4 measures. Patient willingness to recommend worsened by 1%. The data collection period for these measures and the Star Ratings is October 1, 2017 – September 30, 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.