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Importance of In-Home Clinical Documentation for Home Health Providers

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jun 7, 2016 7:30:00 AM

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How does clinicians completing their patient documentation in the home relate to higher clinician satisfaction, less audits, and higher Home Health Compare scores?

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Topics: Home Health Compare, Home Health

Home Health Star Rating Preview Reports Available

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jan 7, 2016 10:35:31 AM


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the following statement on January 6th.

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Topics: Home Health Compare

Improving Home Health Compare Scores

Posted by Crystal Parks on Sep 14, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Home Health Five Star RatingHome health provider's quest to improve patient care and satisfaction - thereby increasing their Five-Star Quality Rating - doesn't have to take a back seat to their business strategy. They can, and should, strive to excel at both. 

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Topics: Home Health Compare, healthcare technology, homecare software

CMS' Home Health Five Star Rating System

Posted by Allison Kristofco on Apr 14, 2015 2:00:00 PM


Beginning in July of 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be implementing a star rating system for home health agencies in the U.S.  This rating system will appear on the Home Health Compare (HHC) website and will be available to consumers at no charge. Although this information is already available online, this star rating system will summarize the current measures for health care provider performance and will allow consumers to compare data more quickly. Currently, visitors to the site can scroll through different categories and view check marks and comments in different areas of the home health agency’s offerings. The star rating system will streamline HHC, and will allow consumers to make the best decisions possible for their health care.

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Topics: Home Health Compare, home health agencies

Home Health Compare Results Show Areas of Improvement

Posted by Crystal Parks on Jul 19, 2013 8:39:00 AM

Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey results based on responses from patients who received home health care from Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs) between January 2012 and December 2012 are now reported on the Home Health Compare page on the CMS website. HHCAHPS Survey results are updated each calendar year quarter and published on Home Health Compare.  This data allow you to compare the quality of care provided by Medicare-certified home health agencies throughout the nation.

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Topics: Home Health Compare, HHCAHPS


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