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Home Health Quality Award Criteria

Excellence in Quality Improvement Recognition Certificate

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 recognition includes:

  • No Condition of Participation level deficiencies on the last state survey
  • An decrease in the gap between the ranking for the previous year's award selection and the 100th percentile by 50 percent. For example, if the original ranking was the 20th percentile, the agency would have to improve to at least the 60th percentile: (20 + {[100 - 20] * 0.5}) = 60.

Home Health Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) Recognition Certificate

Home health agencies that demonstrate the specified level of achievement will be recognized with a certificate for providing patients with an excellent home care experience. Eligibility for recognition includes:
  • No Condition of Participation level deficiencies on the last state survey
  • An agency must rank in the top 25 percent on HHCAHPS scores. (This is based on a minimum of one-full year of data.)

Go to the 2017 New Mexico Home Health Award Application!

Go to the 2017 Nevada Home Health Award Application!

Go to the 2017 Utah Home Health Award Application!