Home Health Quality on the Upswing, Readmission Rates Hold Steady

Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2018 11:59 PM

According to data collected by Home Health Chartbook 2018, the quality of home health care improved in major domains between 2016-2017. 

“The document compiles data from a variety of sources, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Home Health Compare website. Across nine quality domains tracked on Compare, national averages for patient outcomes improved for eight. The greatest improvement came in the “got better at getting in and out of bed” measure, which ticked up from 62% in 2016 to 68% in 2017.”

The data shows a notable improvement in 30-day readmission rates for patients or received a knee or hip replacement and had other chronic conditions.  The rate dropped from 9.9% in 2016, to 8.4% in 2017. 

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