Tag: star rating

The benefits of treating SNF residents as guests

The following is an excerpt from the 2017 book SNF Risk Management through Person-Centered Care by Carol Marshall, MA, available for purchase here. The long-term care industry learned a valuable lesson from the hotel industry: Treat residents as guests. Long gone are the days of the “old-folks home” in place when my great-great-grandmother needed longterm […]

Home health star rating preview reports are now available

Source: Home Health Line Agencies can now use CASPER to download quality of patient care star rating preview reports for the April 2019 Home Health Compare refresh, according to CMS. Beginning in April, the measure “Drug education on all medications provided to patient/caregiver” will be removed from quality of care star ratings. The measure “Improvement […]

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 […]

More agencies earn five stars for quality of care and HHCAHPS, new data show

The number of agencies that received five stars for quality of care has increased every quarter since the ratings were first released—and that trend continued when CMS released the latest ratings April 12. In the first-ever quality of care ratings, back in July 2015, there were 239 five-star agencies; now, in April 2017, there are […]

CMS introduced star ratings at Hospital Compare

On April 16, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced star ratings on Hospital Compare, the agency’s public information website, to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver. This announcement builds on a larger effort across HHS to build a health care […]