The Home Health Agencies page is your gateway to data for all Home Health agencies in your chosen Market (State). The Main Table is the starting point for evaluating home health agency performance and identifying the important differentiators that make your agency stand out. The focus of this table is patient population and patient sources with some additional performance metrics. Through browsing and searching, you can select agencies of interest and compare them using the favorites tool. Once you single out home health agencies of interest, navigate to the detail pages for a deeper view into each agency's performance. The reporting period for this table is one year - the most recent four quarters for all metrics except the two rightmost columns; % Readmitted: 30 Days and % Hospitalized: +30 days. These columns are calculated using two years of data. For more information on Reporting periods, see Reporting Periods Overview.
See Sorting, Searching and Filtering to become an expert at how to interact with the data in the table.
Physician and Facility Sources
To the left of every Home Health Agency name is a green square with a white triangle. Clicking on this button will open two tables: Physician Sources to this Home Health Agency and Facility Sources for this Home Health Agency. These two tables show physicians and facilities that submitted claims for patients prior to their admission for care at the agency listed in the chosen row.
For more information see Patient Sources and Destinations for a general overview. In addition, the expanded versions of the two sources tables can be found on the detail page for each home health agency. More detailed descriptions of the data in these tables can be found at Home Health Detail Page - Facility Referral Sources and Home Health Detail Page - Physician Referral Sources.
Understanding the Metrics
The Home Health Agencies table lists all home health agencies in your chosen Market (State). Each row of the table features a single home health agency with identification information and metrics related to the home health agency's patient population.
|Agency Identification||Agency Name/NPI||This is the agency name and NPI as listed in the CMS Provider Data (NPI) file. A searchable alias can be added to the contact information for any home health agency if the agency is known by another name.|
|County/ZIP Code||Primary County/ZIP code of the home health agency, as listed in the NPI file. In this table, counts are placed in the ZIP code of the agency, not the residence of the patients.|
|Patients Admitted||One Year Total||This is the total number of patients admitted during the one year reporting period. Because some patients might have new episodes in more than one quarter, this column might not be a sum of the four quarters listed.|
|Listed Year and Quarter||
This is the count of patients admitted to the Home Health Agency during the period listed in the header.
Please note that the most recent quarter will show a smaller count than the true number. CMS assigns home health claims to a quarter based on the through date, not the start date. Trella Health assigns claims based on the start date, thus if the claim was not completed during the most recent quarter, the CMS data will not include that claim until the following quarter data release.
|Averages||Days per Episode||The average number of days per episode this HHA’s patients spent receiving HHA services, for patients that completed episodes during the one year reporting period.|
|Episodes per Patient||The average number of 60 day episodes per patient stay.|
|Average Visits per Episode||Nurses||The average number of visits per episode for patients receiving services at this HHA, for patients that completed episodes during the one year reporting period.|
|Therapist||The average number of visits per episode for patients receiving services at this HHA, for patients that completed episodes during the one year reporting period.|
|% Readmitted: 30 Days||Percentage of patients who came from an inpatient setting into home health and were subsequently readmitted to any inpatient setting within 30 days of the first inpatient discharge|
|% Hospitalized: + 30 days||Home Health Agency’s two year overall rate of hospitalization (where this agency’s patients were admitted to a short-term acute stay during an HH services episode (includes transfers) OR within 30 days of Home Health discharge)|