Home Health Care Agencies List and Ratings

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This dataset contains the list of all Home Health Agencies that have been registered with Medicare. The list includes addresses, phone numbers, and quality measure ratings for each agency.

Complexity

In November 2002, the Quality Initiative was launched to ensure quality health care for all Americans through accountability and public disclosure. The initiative aims to (a) empower Americans with quality of care information to help them make more informed decisions about their health care, and (b) stimulate and support providers and clinicians to improve the quality of healthcare. The Quality Initiative was launched nationally in November 2002 for nursing homes (the Nursing Home Quality Initiative), and expanded in 2003 to the nation’s hospitals and home healthcare agencies.
On September 25, 2006, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published a call in the Federal Register for survey items or measures representing areas of quality home healthcare that are viewed as important to consumers, their families, and intermediaries and initiated a review of existing literature in the area. AHRQ developed a draft survey instrument after several rounds of cognitive testing. A field test was conducted in 2008 with 34 home health agencies to test the psychometric properties of the survey and finalize its content. A final Home Health Care CAHPS Survey was developed in the summer of 2008. The Survey was endorsed by the National Quality Forum in March 2009 and approved by the United States Office of Management and Budget in July 2009.
The national implementation of the HHCAHPS Survey began in October 2009 with agencies participating on a voluntary basis prior to when quality reporting requirements for the home health annual payment update (APU) began in the third quarter of calendar year 2010. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began publicly reporting results from the HHCAHPS Survey on Home Health Compare on the Medicare.gov Web site in April of 2012.
As described in the 2010 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPPS) Final Rule (42 CFR 409, 424, 484 [10 November 2009]), HHCAHPS was linked to the quality reporting requirement for the CY 2012 annual payment update (APU). As described in the 2011 HHPPS Final Rule (42 CFR Parts 409, 418, 424 et al. [17 November, 2010]), quality reporting for the 2013 APU was required of all Medicare-certified home health agencies who served 60 or more patients between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011 who met survey-eligibility criteria. Medicare-certified home health agencies that served 59 or fewer patients between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011 who met survey-eligibility criteria were able to apply for exemption from participating in the HHCAHPS Survey.
To receive the annual payment update (APU) for any given year, home health agencies that do not qualify for an exemption from participating in the HHCAHPS Survey for the specified APU must contract with an approved HHCAHPS Survey vendor and administer the survey on an ongoing (monthly) basis and submit HHCAHPS Survey data to the HHCAHPS Data Center on a quarterly basis. More information about the HHCAHPS Survey and participation requirements is available in the “HHA Responsibilities” document. To apply for an exemption, HHAs must count and report to CMS the number of patients served during the specified 12-month period via the online HHCAHPS Survey Participation Exemption Request Form.
Of the 25 core questions, 17 core questions are grouped into three survey “composites” or groupings of like topics, for the purpose of public reporting. The three composites that are publicly reported are “Care of Patients”, “Communications Between Providers and Patients”, and “Specific Care Issues”. We also report the results of two global or overall measures (questions) called “Overall Rating of the Home Health Agency” and “Would You Recommend this Agency to Family and Friends”.

Date Created

2012-04-16

Last Modified

2018-04-11

Version

2018-04-11

Update Frequency

Quarterly

Temporal Coverage

N/A

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs => Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

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Source Citation

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Keywords

HCAHPS, Online Surveys, Home Care Agency, Home Care Services, Home Health Care Services, Healthcare at Home, Access Healthcare, Home Health Compare, Home Health Care Survey, Home Health Agencies, Patient Survey Questions, Hospital Patient Satisfaction

Other Titles

Home Care Survey, CMS Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, Patient Satisfaction Survey

Name Description Type Constraints
CMS_Certification_NumberCMS certification number (CCN). Identification number of the hospital within the CMS dataset.stringrequired : 1
State_AbbreviationTwo-letter state abbreviation in the mailing address of the hospital.stringrequired : 1
Provider_NameName of the hospital (also referred to as the provider)stringrequired : 1
Provider_AddressMain street address information of the hospitalstringrequired : 1
Provider_CityMailing city. The city in the main street address of the hospital.stringrequired : 1
Provider_Zip_Code5 digit postal zip code in the mailing address of the hospital.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Provider_PhonePhone Number of the provider or hospital.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Provider_Type_of_OwnershipIdentifies the type of ownership.string-
Is_Nursing_Care_Services_OfferedDescribes whether Nursing care services were offered by healthcare team or not.booleanrequired : 1
Is_Physical_Therapy_Services_OfferedDescribes whether Physical Therapy services were offered by healthcare team or not.booleanrequired : 1
Is_Occupational_Therapy_Services_OfferedDescribes whether Occupational Therapy services were offered by healthcare team or not.booleanrequired : 1
Is_Speech_Pathology_Services_OfferedDescribes whether Pathology services were offered by healthcare team or not.booleanrequired : 1
Is_Medical_Social_Services_OfferedDescribes whether Medical Social services were offered by healthcare team or not.booleanrequired : 1
Is_Home_Health_Aide_Services_OfferedDescribes whether Home Health Aide services were offered by healthcare team or not.booleanrequired : 1
Date_CertifiedIndicates the Certification date of provider.daterequired : 1
Quality_of_Patient_Care_Star_RatingIndicates the number of stars given by consumers for quality of care during Home Health Care survey.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Quality_of_Patient_Care_Star_RatingIndicates the footnote for Quality of patient care star rating.string-
HHT_Began_Their_Patients_Care_In_A_Timely_MannerIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often they began treating their patients in a timely manner.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_HHT_Began_Their_Patients_Care_In_A_Timely_MannerIndicates the Footnotes for star rating for Healthcare Team Which began their patients care in a timely manner.string-
HHT_Taught_Patients_Or_Their_Caregivers_About_Their_DrugsIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often they taught patients or their caregivers about their drugs.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_HHT_Taught_Patients_Or_Caregivers_About_Their_DrugsIndicates the Footnotes for Healthcare Team Which taught patients or their caregivers about their drugs.string-
HHT_Checked_Patients_Risk_of_FallingIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often they checked their patient's risk of falling.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_HHT_Checked_Patients_Risk_of_FallingIndicates the Footnotes for star rating for Healthcare Team Which checked their patient's risk of falling.string-
HHT_Checked_Patients_for_DepressionIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often they checked their patients for depression.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_HHT_Checked_Patients_for_DepressionIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often they checked their patients for depression.string-
HHT_Made_Sure_Patients_Receive_Flu_Shot_for_Current_SeasonIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often they made sure that their patients received flu shots for the current flu season.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_HHT_Patients_Receive_Flu_Shot_for_Current_SeasonIndicates the Footnotes for Healthcare Team that how often they made sure that their patients received flu shots for the current flu season.string-
HHT_Made_Sure_Patients_Received_Pneumococcal_VaccineIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often they made sure that their patients received Pneumococcal Vaccine.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_HHT_Made_Sure_Patients_Received_Pneumococcal_VaccineIndicates the Footnotes for Healthcare Team that how often they made sure that their patients received Pneumococcal Vaccine.string-
HHT_Got_Orders_For_Footcare_Education_To_Diabetic_PatientsIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often they got doctor's orders about footcare and taught patients with diabetes about foot care.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_HHT_Got_Orders_For_Footcare_Education_To_Diabetic_PatientsIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often they got doctor's orders about footcare and taught patients with diabetes about foot care.string-
Patients_Got_Better_At_Walking_Or_Moving_AroundIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often patients got better at walking or moving around.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Got_Better_At_Walking_Or_Moving_AroundIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often patients got better at walking or moving around.string-
Patients_Got_Better_At_Getting_In_And_Out_Of_BedIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often their patients got better at getting in and out of bed.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Got_Better_At_Getting_In_And_Out_Of_BedIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often their patients got better at getting in and out of bed.string-
Patients_Got_Better_At_BathingIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often patients got better at bathing.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Got_Better_At_BathingIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often patients got better at bathing.string-
Patients_Had_Less_Pain_When_Moving_AroundIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often patients had less pain when moving around.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Had_Less_Pain_When_Moving_AroundIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often patients had less pain when moving around.string-
Patients_Breathing_ImprovedIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often patients breathing improves by their treatment.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Breathing_ImprovedIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often patients breathing improves by their treatment.string-
Patients_Wounds_Improved_Or_Healed_After_An_OperationIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often patients wounds improved or healed after an operation.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Wounds_Improved_Or_Healed_After_An_OperationIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often patients wounds improved or healed after an operation.string-
Patients_Got_Better_At_Taking_Their_Drugs_Correctly_By_MouthIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Got_Better_At_Taking_Their_Drugs_Correctly_By_MouthIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth.string-
Home_Health_Patients_Had_To_Be_Admitted_To_HospitalIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often patients have to be admitted to hospital.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Home_Health_Patients_Had_To_Be_Admitted_To_HospitalIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often patients have to be admitted to hospital.string-
HHC_Patients_Needed_Urgent_Unplanned_Care_In_ER_Without_AdmissionIndicates the rate for Home Health Team that how often patients receiving Home Health Care needed urgent unplanned care in ER without being admitted.numberlevel : Ratio
Footnote_HHC_Patients_Need_Urgent_Unplanned_ER_Care_Without_AdmissionIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often patients receiving Home Health Care needed urgent unplanned care in ER without being admitted.string-
Patients_With_A_Recent_Hospital_Stay_Needed_ReadmissionIndicates for Home Health Team that how often patients who had a recent hospital stay had to be readmitted to the hospital.string-
Footnote_Patients_With_A_Recent_Hospital_Stay_Needed_ReadmissionIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often patients who had a recent hospital stay had to be readmitted to the hospital.string-
Patients_Recently_Stay_Hospital_Had_Emergency_Care_Without_ReadmissionIndicates for Home Health Team that how often patients who had a recent hospital stay had to be readmitted to the hospital.string-
Footnote_Patients_Stay_Hospital_Had_Emergency_Care_Without_ReadmissionIndicates the Footnotes for Home Health Team that how often patients who had a recent hospital stay had to be readmitted to the hospital.string-
FootnoteIndicates the Footnotes for Healthcare agencies.string-
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