Home Health Compare Quality Outcomes and The Five Star Report

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Up-date to ICD-10!

Changes to ICD-10 for 2018-2019 from the CDC!

Post-Acute Care and Home Health Care

What happen to the Acute-Care organization's Discharge Planners and the Post-Acure Care Home Health Care Community Liaison? These roles have disappeared to be replace ....

Quality Assurance data for Performance Improvement

How specific are your clinicians when developing a Patient Fall Program? How do you track and educate clinicians to reduce and or prevent patient injuries related to patients\' falls? The Triangle Pyramid...

Using Critical Thinking to create the patient plan of care.

The worst disservice a clinician can do their patient and employer is not to use critical thinking when developing, implementing, revising the patient's Plan of Care, see "Using "Critical Thinking" during clinical practice..."


OASIS Tip - M1600 Patients discharged with an UTI on discharge and PAEs Report

Are your Potentially Avoidable Events (PAEs) Report showing an increase in patients being discharged while having an UTI?

Ready for CMS QAPI Program?

According to CMS in 2011 several nursing homes providers begun testing CMS QAPI Program, Quality Assurance (QA) and Performance Improvement (PI), Program which includes Five Elements...


Patients falls are a marker of frailty, immobility...

Measuring Quality Outcomes Exceeding Medicare Expectations

Importance of Implementing a Patient Satisfaction Survey for Medicare Home Health Agencies

Home Health Compare (HH-Compare) includes patient outcome measures and patients survey results. This report is an incredible source of information can be utilized by your organization in many ways. Measures that provide information on clinical practices as teaching patients/caregivers about their medication made indicate need for clinical and/or data entry staff education if they do not meet the Florida/National Average. Data in the HH-Compare that demonstrate low patient re-hospitalization rate when compare to the national average can be use by your organization marketer to educate physicians in the community how your agency can assist the physician prevent their patients being re-hospitalized.

Quality of Patient CareHome Health Care Network Today, Inc.Florida AverageNational Average
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs 89% 94% 93%
How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital (Lower numbers are better) 20% 15% 16%
Patient Survey ResultsHome Health Care Network Today, INC.Florida AverageNational Average
Would patients recommend the home health agency to friends and family 75% 94% 93%

Revised 1/2020