Posted on Nov 13, 2018
Manchester Specialty Programs Inc.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first launched the Quality of Patient Care star ratings on the Home Health Compare (HHC) website in July 2015. All Medicare-certified home health care agencies (HHAs) are potentially eligible to receive a Quality of Patient Care Star Rating. Currently, HHAs must have at least 20 complete quality episodes for data for each measure to be reported on the HHC. Episodes must have an end-of-care date within the 12-month reporting period regardless of start date, according to the CMS. To have a Quality of Patient Care Star Rating computed, HHAs must have reported data for 5 of the 8 measures used in the Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings calculation