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The number of 5-star agencies in quality of care dipped slightly in October 2019

The number of agencies achieving five stars in the quality of care ratings dropped slightly in the October 2019 refresh of Home Health Compare.

While this isn’t the first time it’s happened, typically the number increases quarter over quarter.

CMS data show 641 agencies nationwide earned five stars in the ratings system involving quality of care, according to the ratings released Oct. 30, 2019. That’s a decrease of 31 agencies from July 2019.

Number of agencies by quality of care star rating
Star rating Number of agencies, October 2019 Number of agencies, July 2019 Number of agencies, May 2019 Number of agencies, January 2019
5 stars 641 672 658 512
4.5 stars 1,004 978 958 997
4 stars 1,285 1,263 1,310 1,324
3.5 stars 1,506 1,490 1,483 1,611
3 stars 1,378 1,450 1,512 1,586
2.5 stars 1,179 1,170 1,141 1,260
2 stars 854 868 909 964
1.5 stars 552 529 517 377
1 star 104 118 110 43
Source: Home Health Compare