SHP’s CareStat aims to alleviate “Difficult Decisions About Post-Acute Care"

1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM Home Health
An informative report from the United Hospital Fund described the overly complex process patients and their families go through to navigate Post-Acute Care (PAC) options such as skilled nursing facilities (SNF) and home health agencies (HHA) after a hospital stay. SHP's CareStat product addresses current challenges with transitioning care by providing hospitals and ACOs with real-time home quality and patient data.

CMS confirms changes to Quality of Patient Care (QoPC) Star Ratings

12/24/2017 12:00:00 AM Home Health
At their December 14th HH QRP webinar, CMS announced the deletion of the Influenza Immunization Received for Current Flu Season measure from the algorithm in calculating the home health Quality of Patient Care (QoPC) Star ratings. CMS made this after the month-long comment period ended in November 2017. The change will take effect in the April 2018 Home Health Compare (HHC) refresh.

30-Day Readmits - A Deeper Dive into CHF Trends

5/11/2015 12:00:00 AM Home Health
I was curious to see how rehospitalization rates have been changing over the last several years. With CHF widely being touted by CMS as one of the diagnosis categories with high avoidable readmissions, I figured I would start there.