Improving Transitions from the Hospital to Home

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A recent blog post for the New York Times highlights the important role caregivers have at discharge – the time of transition from hospital care to care at home and beyond.

In an effort to strengthen care transitions, the AHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), through a grant from the Gordon... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, patient safety, readmissions, Community health, patient and family engagement, care coordination, home health

CMS posts first star ratings for home health patients' experience of care

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday posted to Home Health Compare the first star ratings for home health patients’ experience of care. Just over half of the 11,000 Medicare-certified home health agencies reporting on Home Health Compare had enough data to receive a star rating for their... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, home health

Seeking some changes, AHA generally backs CMS discharge planning proposal

AHA News

The AHA Jan. 4 said it “generally supports” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule revising discharge planning requirements for hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAH) and home health agencies.

In comments submitted to the agency, Ashley Thompson, the AHA’s senior vice... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, CAHs, Medicaid, care coordination, prevention, home health

CMS issues corrected home health quality preview reports

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has corrected an error in the preview reports for home health quality data to be posted to the Home Health Compare website in October. The replacement reports should now appear in the CASPER shared folders. Home health providers who downloaded and circulated... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, Medicare, home health

CMS adds first star ratings to Home Health Compare

AHA News Now

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today posted the first star ratings to Home Health Compare, which are based on nine of 29 quality measures publicly reported by home health agencies for calendar year 2014. Medicare-certified agencies that reported data for at least five of the nine measures... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, Medicare, home health

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