Home Health & Hospice

What measures do the quality of patient care star ratings now featured on Home Health Compare summarize?

Homecare Insider, July 20, 2015

Each home health provider will receive a single quality of patient care star rating that summarizes the agency’s relative performance on nine of the 29 quality measures currently posted on Home Health Compare:
  1. Timely initiation of care
  2. Drug education on all medications provided to patient/caregiver
  3. Influenza immunization received from current flu season
  4. Improvement in ambulation
  5. Improvement in bed transferring
  6. Improvement in bathing
  7. Improvement in pain interfering with activity
  8. Improvement in dyspnea
  9. Acute care hospitalization