Category: Five-star quality rating system

HHCAHPS data submission deadline is approaching

Source: Home Health Line The next data submission deadline for HHCAHPS is 11:59 p.m. EST Jan. 17. But note that CMS says that to ensure files can be accepted by the deadline, files must be submitted on or before Jan. 16. This deadline involves survey data for the third quarter of 2018. “Since CMS will […]

CMS releases tables detailing the 2019 quality measures for home health

Source: Home Health Line CMS has published updated details on potentially avoidable events, process and outcome measures for 2019. The updated tables also include details on star-ratings measures and quality measures new to Home Health Compare in 2019. Claims-based outcome measures “Medicare spending per beneficiary” and “Discharge to community” are joining the ranks of publicly […]

SNF QRP and What the Data Means

From Reg’s Blog. Yesterday, CMS began posting the first elements from the Quality Reporting Program. There are five elements that contain data, compared to the national average. Percent of residents developing new or worsening pressure injuries Percent of residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury Percent of residents who had a functional assessment […]

Is your facility committing these 7 readmission risks?

As of October 1, 2018, the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Value-Based Purchasing Program (VBP) rewards SNFs with incentive payments for reducing hospital readmissions. To receive incentive payments for this quality measure, make sure these seven readmission risks don’t exist in your facility: 1. Inadequate staff. Staff are ill-prepared and not equipped to deal with the […]

Hospices’ scores improve on one Hospice CAHPS measure

Brought to you by Home Health Line. With Hospice CAHPS data, the measure involving emotional and spiritual support ticked upward by 1% in the Aug. 16 refresh of Hospice Compare. Hospice Compare was updated Aug. 16. It gets refreshed quarterly. Hospice CAHPS data were collected between Oct. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2017. Measure August […]

The number of 5-star agencies in quality keeps rising

Brought to you by Home Health Line. Home Health Compare’s latest refresh marks the fourth straight quarter where there was a rise in the number of 5-star agencies in quality of care. In the July 25 refresh, there also were more 5-star agencies in quality of care than ever before. There were 494 5-star agencies […]

Review your performance data before July 1!

Brought to you by BALTC. CMS has updated SNF Provider Preview Reports and they are available for review. Providers have until Sunday, July 1 to review data prior to public reporting on Nursing Home Compare. Corrections to the underlying data will not be permitted during this time. However, providers can request a CMS review during […]