News from CMS

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

The quarterly Home Health Compare refresh became available as of Jan 23, 2019. This refresh includes four new quality measures based on data that was submitted to CMS. This is the first time these measures will be reported on Home Health Compare.

The measures are available include the following:

Claims-based measures:

  1. Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary-PAC HH QRP
  2. Discharge to Community-PAC HH QRP

Assessment-based measures:

  1. Percent of Residents or Patients with a Pressure Ulcers that Are New or Worsened (Short Stay) (NQF#0678)
  2. Drug Regimen Review Conducted with Follow-Up for identified Issues

Follow this link to view the updated data on the Home Health Compare site: https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html