According to a national trend analysis by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the average number of home health providers per county decreased by 7.31%, while hospice providers per county increased by 12.84% (October 2014 to March 2017).
The analysis and other utilization metrics can be viewed at the updated Market Saturation and Utilization Tool. These interactive maps include results at the national, state, or county level. The most recent data period is April 2016 to March 2017.
Sixteen health service areas are available for comparison including home health and hospice. The following metrics are available for comparison:
- Number of Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries
- Number of Providers
- Average Number of Users per Provider
- Percentage of Users out of FFS Beneficiaries
- Number of Users
- Average Number of Providers per County
- Total Payments