Tag: star ratings

Hospices’ scores improve on Hospice CAHPS measures

Brought to you by Home Health Line.   With Hospice CAHPS data, two measures ticked upward by 1% each in the latest refresh of Hospice Compare. Hospice Compare was updated May 16. It gets refreshed quarterly. Hospice CAHPS data were collected between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017. Measure May 2018 score February 2018 […]

CMS webinar transcript available

An audio recording and transcript is now posted on the Home Health Quality Reporting Training webpage for the December 14, 2017 webinar on Removal of Influenza Vaccination Measure from Quality of Patient Care Star Rating. CMS officially decided to eliminate “Influenza immunization received for current flu season” from the list of home health quality of […]

CMS forum will discuss algorithm changes to star ratings

The following is from Home Health Line. For more news and information on home health and hospice, visit homehealthline.decisionhealth.com.   CMS is hosting an open door forum 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST Oct. 10 to discuss modifications and proposed changes to how CMS calculates the quality of care star ratings for home health agencies. […]

Bundled Payments: Final Hip and Knee Rule by Reg Hislop III

On November 16, CMS issued the final rule for bundled payment demonstration (lower extremity) effective April 1, 2016. A single payment, made to a qualifying hospital in one of 67 regions/MSAs covers all aspects of the hospital care, the surgery, and any post-discharge, post-acute stay components through 90 days (from initial hospitalization). The payment exclusions […]