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what are home health star ratings?

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medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created the Care Compare website at medicare.gov as a key tool to help consumers choose a home health care provider. is designed to be a convenient and easily accessible source of official supplier quality information.

To make the information easier to use, care compare provides tools such as “star ratings” that summarize some of the current measures of performance of health care providers. Star ratings offer consumers another tool to help them make decisions about their health care. find value in other quality information on care comparison.

How are home health star ratings calculated?

because cms knows that the information published on care compare is very important to home health agencies, other stakeholders and consumers, using a transparent development process to ensure that all stakeholders:

  • have the opportunity to learn how the star ratings were developed.
  • provide information so care compare reflects those who use it or are affected by it.
  • cms has shared information in many ways. The way CMS calculates and reports star ratings is now based on stakeholder input and ongoing data analysis. cms expects star ratings to evolve and refine over time. cms we hope you will review the new information and give us your feedback.

    what are the types of home health star ratings?

    There are two types of home health star ratings:

    1. star rating for quality of patient care
    2. Patient Survey Star Ratings
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      the quality of patient care (qopc) star rating is based on oasis reviews and medicare claims data. cms first published these ratings in July 2015 and continues to update them quarterly based on new data published in care comparison.

      Patient survey star ratings are based on the cahps home health survey. cms first published these ratings in January 2016 and continues to update them quarterly based on new data published in care comparison.

      details on patient care quality star rating

      all medicare-certified hhas can potentially receive a star rating for patient care quality. hhas must have data from at least 20 quality completed episodes for each measure to be reported in the care comparison. full episodes are combined with initiation or resumption of care and oasis assessments at the end of care. episodes must have an end-of-care date within the 12-month reporting period, regardless of start date. For a patient care quality star rating to be calculated, you must have reported data for 5 of the 7 measures used in the patient care quality star rating calculation. The current methodology for calculating the patient care quality star rating can be accessed through the downloads section below. this methodology will be updated periodically as further improvements are made.

      Each hha gets provider preview reports showing patient care quality star ratings and rating calculations approximately 3.5 months before the ratings are published to care comparison. Agencies have several weeks to review and send us proof of miscalculation to ask us to review your score. On March 26, 2015, cms sponsored a webinar (pdf) to review the report format and process for requesting a review of the patient care quality star rating. A sample report illustrating the Patient Care Quality Star Rating Provider Preview Report format and instructions for submitting review requests can be downloaded from the downloads section of this website. You can also view a sample report illustrating the Patient Care Quality Star Rating Provider Preview report format and webinar slides (pdf).

      what measures are included?

      The patient care quality star rating methodology includes measures of process and outcome quality that are currently reported in comparison of care. these measures should:

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