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|
|Source: Home Health Compare|