HHC Star Rating Preview Reports Available Soon
On March 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a webinar to introduce home health agencies to the Home Health Compare (HHC) Star Rating preview report.
Star ratings will be published on HHC in mid-July 2015. The HHC Star Ratings will be based on OASIS data, from January through December 2014, and claims data, from October 2013 through September 2014. These are the same data underlying the quality measures scores that will be published on HHC in April 2015 under the current schedule.
The HHC Star Ratings will be updated quarterly. Agencies will have an opportunity to review their star rating each quarter prior to them being posted on HHC. The first preview report will be available in late March.
The HHC Star Rating Provider Preview Report includes an overall HHC Star Rating for the provider, a description of how the HHC Star Rating is calculated, and a “scorecard” showing the actual calculation of the HHC Star Rating for the provider.
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