The Home Health Compare results were updated on April 12, 2017.
Other than depression assessment conducted remaining unchanged, all national averages for the Quality of Patient Care measures showed improvement! Most of the measures with the greatest improvement were those included in the Star Ratings. The data collection period for these measures is from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.
All quality measures included under Value-based Purchasing showed improvement except for urgent, unplanned care in the emergency room which remained the same, and acute care hospitalizations (collection period July1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). The acute care hospitalizations measure has worsened slightly again for this quarter. This measure remained at 16.0% from January to July 2016 and worsened in October 2016 to 16.2%, to 16.3% in January 2017, and to 16.5% this data collection period.
All national averages for HHCAHPS measures remained the same as last quarter. The data collection period for these measures is from October 2015 to September 2016.
The national average for the Patient Care Star Ratings increased from 3.0 to 3.5 stars.
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