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Your PEPPER report and QAPI

We covered the basics of the the PEPPER report in another article. As a reminder, it is a report based on claims data that you can access through the PEPPER Resources Portal. The PEPPER Resources website has more information including training documents and examples of how agencies have used the reports for improvement. Home Health

2019 Home Health Final Rule

In July, we wrote about the 2019 Home Health Proposed Rule. The final rule for 2019 was published November 1, 2018. There were some changes in response to comments received so we’ll go over the highlights here. Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Updates The good news is that CMS is projecting a 2.2

What is Home Health Compare?

Home Health Compare is the section of the Medicare website that reports on home health agency performance and patient satisfaction. Anyone can go to the website, enter in their home zip code, and receive information about home health agencies who have provided services in their area. This allows consumers to review and compare patient improvement

Home Health Care CAHPS Reports

CAHPS is an abbreviation for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems and the survey for Home Healthcare is commonly referred to as HHCAHPS. It is a 34-question standardized survey that is administered by an official vendor with some of the results publically reported. This allows consumers to review and compare patient satisfaction with

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