Home Health

Care Compare gets January refresh

Home health agency information has been updated on Care Compare for the first time since November 2020.

Updates had been on hold due to the pandemic. The updated data also was impacted by COVID-19:

  • Home health OASIS measure scores are based on three quarters of assessment data due to the public health emergency: the third and fourth quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021.
  • Claims-based quality measures were not updated. CMS announced last November that it would continue the data freeze for those measures for an additional six months. As a result, quality patient care star ratings will be based on claims-based scores from the November 2020 refresh.