An audio recording and transcript is now posted on the Home Health Quality Reporting Training webpage for the December 14, 2017 webinar on Removal of Influenza Vaccination Measure from Quality of Patient Care Star Rating.
CMS officially decided to eliminate “Influenza immunization received for current flu season” from the list of home health quality of star ratings measures. This is the first time a measure has been removed since the quality of care star ratings began in July 2015.
CMS explained during a Dec. 14 webinar that while the measure will remain on Home Health Compare to encourage vaccination, the measure will be eliminated from star ratings beginning with the April 2018 refresh. That refresh will include data from June 1, 2016, through July 31, 2017.