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HH Compare Quarterly Refresh -- January 2019

Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:08 PM

The January 2019 quarterly Home Health (HH) Compare refresh, including new quality measure results based on data submitted to CMS, is now available on the HH Compare Site.

In addition to the HH QRP measures that have displayed on Home Health Compare previously, the following four new quality measures are newly reported on HH Compare:

Assessment-based measures:

  1. Percent of Residents or Patients with a Pressure Ulcers that Are New or Worsened (Short Stay) (NQF#0678)
  2. Drug Regimen Review Conducted with Follow-Up for identified Issues

Claims-based measures:

  1. Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary-PAC HH QRP
  2. Discharge to Community-PAC HH QRP

CMS has decided not to publish a 5th quality measure, Potentially Preventable 30-Day Post-Discharge Readmissions, at this time.   Additional time would allow for more testing to determine if there are modifications that may be needed both to the measure and to the method for displaying the measure. The additional testing will ensure that the future publicly reported measure is thoroughly evaluated so that Compare users can depend upon an accurate picture of provider quality.   While we conduct this additional testing, CMS will not post reportable data for this measure, including each agency’s performance, as well as the national rate.

Please visit the Home Health Compare Website to view the new and updated quality data.

Source: CMS

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