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Home Health Gains Steam Despite Predictions of Down Admissions

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2019 12:11 PM

Projections for Q3 2018 were that home health would decline, instead home health admissions and utilizations increased.  During the same time, hospice admissions declined slightly while utilization grew to record breaking levels.  This data was released by Excel Health.

“Home health admissions and utilization continue to increase even after the 2017 bump we attributed to a difficult flu season,” according to the report. “We expected that home health admissions would drop in the early days of 2018, but that proved not to be the case and we still see an increase.”

Home health admissions saw year-over-year growth of about 0.8%.  Home health utilization grew by less than 0.1%.

Hospice utilization rate for Q3 2018 was up over 50% while admissions declined 4.2%.

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