Last week, CMS announced the launch of Home Health Compare Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings. The Affordable Care Act required that consumers be able to review provider data for healthcare providers, and this new rating system is part of the Agency’s plan to roll out star ratings on all of the “Compare” websites. Earlier this year, Nursing Home Compare 3.0 was rolled out with its updated star rating, reflecting the focus on these ratings.
The new ratings reflect the fact that approximately 50% of all home health agencies in the country fall into the 3-3.5 star range, which is average. Learn more about the ratings and the methodology on the CMS website.