The Home Health Compare results were updated on October 19, 2016.
Nearly all national averages for the Quality of Patient Care measures showed improvement with pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine ever received and influenza immunization received for current flu season showing the most improvement. Only two measures remained the same; pressure ulcer risk conducted and depression assessment conducted. The data collection period for these measures is from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.
All quality measures included under Value-based Purchasing showed improvement except for the Preventing Unplanned Hospital Care measures. The quality measures for acute care hospitalizations and urgent, unplanned care in the emergency room both worsened slightly this quarter (collection period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015).
All national averages for HHCAHPS measures remained the same as last quarter. The data collection period for these measures is from April 2015 to March 2016.
The Patient Care Star Ratings showed an increase of agencies in the 4.5 and 5 star rating categories, and an increase in the number of agencies with 1.5 to 2.5 stars. The number of agencies with 3, 3.5, and 4 stars decreased. The national average Star Rating remained the same at 3.0 stars.
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