New Patient Survey Ratings for Home Health

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Patients rate their experiences with their home health agency.

Patients rate their experiences with their home health agency.

The government will post a new type of star rating for Medicare-certified home health agencies, reflecting how well they have performed in the eyes of their patients, starting in January 2016.

The “Patient Survey Star Ratings” will be based on data from the Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) Survey, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

CMS also in the process of rolling out home health star ratings based on OASIS assessments and claims data. Going forward, the agency will refer to these as the “Quality of Patient Care Star Rating,” to distinguish them from the new Patient Survey ratings.

More information here.