Home Health Compare refresh shows drop in number of agencies earning five stars in HHCAHPS

About 878 agencies nationwide earned five stars in the ratings system involving HHCAHPS, according to the ratings released in July 2019. That’s a significant decrease from May 2019. In May, there were 1,553 5-star HHCAHPS agencies nationwide. Unlike star ratings in quality of care, the patient satisfaction star ratings have previously fluctuated significantly each quarter.  Number of […]

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 […]

Registration now open for HHCAHPS vendor training

Source: Home Health Line’ Those interested in signing up for the Feb. 1 HHCAHPS survey vendor training now can sign up at https://homehealthcahps.org/Training/RegistrationForm.aspx. Registration will be open through 9 p.m. EST Jan. 31. The training itself will occur from noon through 2 p.m. EST Feb. 1. “Survey vendors who wish to retain their status as […]

Reconsideration requests under quality reporting program now electronic-only

by Home Health Line. Agencies looking to have a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) reconsider the decision to reduce the agency’s annual payment update over noncompliance with the home health quality reporting program (HHQRP) now have only one option: to submit the request letter electronically. Agencies that do not submit the required quality data for the […]

CMS releases new reference guide for home health quality reporting program

Brought to you by Home Health Line. A recently released reference guide provides key information about the home health quality reporting program. On July 16, CMS released a quick reference guide that includes guidance ranging from frequently asked questions — like how to verify submissions and submission deadlines for HHCAHPS data — to helpful links […]