Home Health Care Patient Survey

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This dataset contains The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Home Health Care Survey results. This survey is designed to measure the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health agencies. The Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) is conducted for home health agencies by approved HHCAHPS Survey vendors.

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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 health care 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”.
The survey is designed to meet the following three broad goals:
1.To produce comparable data on the patient’s perspective that allows objective and meaningful comparisons between home health agencies on domains that are important to consumers.
2. Public reporting of survey results will create incentives for agencies to improve their quality of care.
3. Public reporting will enhance public accountability in health care by increasing the transparency of the quality of care provided in return for public investment.

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

N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Home Health Compare, HCAHPS, Online Surveys, Home Health Care Survey, Home Health Agencies, Home Care Agency, Home Health Agency, Home Care Services, Home Health Care Services, Healthcare at Home, Access Healthcare, 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

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
CMS_Certification_Number_CCNCMS certification number (CCN). Identification number of the hospital within the CMS dataset. The CCN for providers and suppliers is a 6 digit number. The first 2 digits identify the State in which the provider is located. The last 4 digits identify the type of facility.stringrequired : 1
State_AbbreviationTwo-letter state abbreviation in the mailing address of the hospital. This includes information on hospitals in: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
Zip_Code5 digit postal zip code in the mailing address of the hospital.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
PhonePhone Number of the provider or hospital.integerrequired : 1 level : Nominal
Type_Of_OwnershipIdentifies the type of ownership.stringrequired : 1
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
HHCAHPS_Survey_Summary_Star_RatingIndicates the number of stars given by consumers during Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.integerlevel : Nominal
Footnote_HHCAHPS_Survey_Summary_Star_RatingIndicates the footnote for Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey rating.string-
Star_Rating_For_Health_Team_Gave_Care_In_A_Professional_WayIndicates the star rating for Healthcare Team Which gave care to the consumers in professional way.integerlevel : Integer
Footnote_For_Star_Rating_For_Gave_Care_In_A_Professional_WayIndicates the Footnotes for star rating for Healthcare Team Which gave care to the consumers in professional way.string-
Patients_Report_Their_HHT_Gave_Care_In_A_Professional_WayIndicates the Percent of patients which reported that Home Healthcare Team gave them care in a professional way.integerlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Report_Their_HHT_Gave_Care_In_A_Professional_WayIndicates the Footnotes for Percent of patients which reported that Home Healthcare Team gave them care in a professional way.string-
Star_Rating_For_Health_Team_Communicated_Well_With_ThemIndicates the number of stars given to the healthcare team for communicating well with them.integerlevel : Ratio
Footnote_For_Star_Rating_For_Communicated_Well_With_ThemIndicates the footnotes for star rating for healthcare team which communicated well with them.string-
Patients_Reported_HHT_Communicated_Well_With_ThemIndicates the Percent of patients which reported that Home Healthcare Team communicated well with them.integerlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Who_Report_Their_HHT_Communicated_Well_With_ThemIndicates the footnots for Percent of patients which reported that Home Health care Team communicated well with them.string-
Star_Rating_Team_Discussed_Medicines_Pain_And_Home_SafetyIndicates the stars rating given to the healthcare team which discussed medicines, pain and home safety with their consumers.integerlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Star_Rating_Discussed_Medicines_Pain_Home_SafetyIndicates the footnotes for stars rating given to the healthcare team which discussed medicines, pain and home safety with their consumers.string-
Patients_Who_Report_Their_HHT_Discuss_Medicines_Pain_Home_SafetyIndicates the Percent of patients which reported that Home Healthcare Team discussed medicines, pain and home safety with their consumers.integerlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Report_Their_HHT_Discuss_Medicines_Pain_Home_SafetyIndicates the footnotes for Percent of patients which reported that Home Health care Team discussed medicines, pain and home safety with their consumers.string-
Star_Rating_For_Patients_Rated_Overall_Care_From_AgencyIndicated the star rating for how patients rated overall care from agency.integerlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Star_Rating_For_Patients_Rated_Overall_Care_From_AgencyIndicates the footnotes for star rating for overall care from agency.string-
Patients_Who_Gave_HHA_A_Rating_Of_9_Or_10Indicates the percent of patients who gave home health care agency rating of 9 or 10.integerlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Who_Gave_HHA_Rating_Of_9_Or_10Indicates the footnote for percent of patients who gave home health care agency rating of 9 or 10.string-
Patients_Reported_Yes_To_Recommend_HHA_To_Friends_And_FamilyIndicates the percent of patients which recommended Home healthcare agency to friends and family.integerlevel : Ratio
Footnote_Patients_Reported_Yes_To_Recommend_HHA_To_Friends_And_FamilyFootnote for percent of patients which recommended home healthcare agency to friends and family.string-
Number_Of_Completed_SurveysIndicates the number of completed surveys.integerlevel : Ratio
Footnote_For_Number_Of_Completed_SurveysIndicates the footnotes for number of completed surveys.string-
Response_RateIndicates the response rate.integerlevel : Ratio
Footnote_For_Response_RateIndicates the footnotes for response rate.string-
LatitudeThe latitude corresponding to the address.-
LongitudeThe longitude corresponding to the address.-
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