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The 2016 HealthInsight Home Health Quality Award criteria consist of three major components:
1. The agency ranks in the 90th percentile using current ranking methods: Based on the 22 available quality measures and a minimum of one-full year of data.
2. The agency has no condition of participation level deficiencies on their last Medicare certification survey: HealthInsight will verify this information.
3. The agency demonstrates the following:
In addition, home health agencies that demonstrate the specified level of improvement over a one-year time frame will be recognized with a certificate for excellence in quality improvement. Eligibility for the certificate would include:
If you have any questions, please contact HealthInsight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Please do not send protected health information (PHI) with your report. Please de-identify your reports of any patient identifiers.
Please write the agency's name as the agency would like it to appear on the award in the event that the agency is a recipient.
Last Name, First Name
Criterion 1: Agency ranks in the 90th percentile using current ranking methods: based on the 22 available quality measures; read about how rankings are calculated
Criterion 2: No Condition of Participation level deficiencies on their last Medicare Certification Survey: HealthInsight will be able to verify this information.
Criterion 3 – Demonstration of the following:
How often patients got better at walking or moving around.
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed.
How often patients got better at bathing.
How often the home health team checked patients for pain.
How often the home health team treated their patients’ pain.
How often patients had less pain when moving around.
How often the home health team treated heart failure (weakening of the heart) patients’ symptoms.
How often patients’ breathing improved.
How often patients’ wounds improved or healed after an operation.
How often the home health team checked patients for the risk of developing pressure sores (bed sores).
How often the home health team included treatments to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) in the plan of care.
How often the home health team took doctor-ordered action to prevent pressure sores (bed sores).
How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner.
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs.
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth.
How often the home health team checked patients’ risk of falling.
How often the home health team checked patients for depression.
How often the home health team determined whether patients received a flu shot for the current flu season.
How often the home health team determined whether their patients received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot).
For patients with diabetes, how often the home health team got doctor’s orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care.
How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room – without being admitted to the hospital.
How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital.
Respect for patient’s values, preferences, and expressed needs
Coordination and integration of care
Information, communication, education
Involvement of family and friends
Transition and continuity
Feedback is welcome on the application process or suggestions for measures or technologies to incorporate in the future. Please provide them here:
Please complete all pages of this application by Friday, August 19, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact HealthInsight at email@example.com.
Awards will be presented at the end of 2016. We will also publish award recipients on our website and disseminate press releases about the awards.
HealthInsight will cover the cost of the plaque for the first site. If additional plaques are requested, the practice must incur those costs (approximately $113.50 per plaque).
If my practice is selected as a recipient of the 2016 HealthInsight Quality Award:
I authorize HealthInsight to release my organization’s name for publication via press releases, articles, and website announcements.
I authorize HealthInsight to photograph our staff representatives with the award and display the photograph(s) in QualityInsight and on www.healthinsight.org.
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