The Home Health Compare results were updated on July 24, 2019.
For the Quality of Patient Care measures, 11 measures improved and 3 remained the same. Improvement in bed transfer and improvement in management of oral medications saw the most improvement of 0.9%. Multifactor fall risk assessment conducted, depression assessment conducted and influenza immunization received for current flu season saw no change. (Data Collection October 1, 2017 – September 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 the same at 3.5 stars. The percentage of agencies with 2,3 and 4 stars declined and the rest increased.
HHCAHPS measures also updated and the national averages remain the same for 3 measures. Patient willingness to recommend and overall rating of care given by HHA’s care providers improved by 1%. The data collection period for these measures and the Star Ratings is January 1, 2018 – December 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.