On July 16, CMS added Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings to its Home Health Compare database, a service on the Medicare.gov website that helps consumers make informed choices about where to seek care. Nationally, 9,359 home health agencies met the criteria to receive a rating, of which 26.3 percent received four or more stars. The Visiting Nurse Associations of America analyzed the ratings and announced that 41.2 percent of its listed members received these top marks.
“VNAA members are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to individuals in their communities,” said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of VNAA. “They serve all patients, including those who are most vulnerable and highest need—and they do so within a culture of continuous performance improvement, which is evident through these results. We are incredibly proud of our members.”
The following VNAA members achieved four or more stars on the Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings:
VNAA is a national association that supports, promotes and advances mission driven, nonprofit providers of home and community-based healthcare, hospice and health promotion services to ensure quality care for their communities. VNAA members share a mission to provide cost-effective and compassionate care to some of the nation's most vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities. www.vnaa.org.