Community Home Health & Hospice was one of nine pilot locations in the country to test U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model over the last 5 years. HHVBP is a model that CMS put in place to help ensure and track continued quality of care across the nation. Under this pilot, Community was evaluated on three elements of care; improvement in patient’s condition due to care provided from start of care to discharge; whether the patient sought care from an emergency room or was admitted to the hospital during care; and patient satisfaction with the care provided.
The home health team at Community worked hard this past year under the pilot and has achieved a 71.1% rating, putting Community in the 75th percentile of home health agencies in the country. Based on OASIS data, the average Washington agency sits at a 64.8% rating, putting them in the 50th percentile.
“I have always known my team provides the highest quality of care possible, this pilot just proved this point on a national level. Patients will get better care and are more likely to improve when receiving care from Community Home Health,” said Randy Dalton, RN, Vice President of Home Health Services.
CMS plans to release the HHVBP Model to the rest of the country in 2023.