This release includes a new quarter of data - 2018-Q3. The data will populate the Portal by default and can be identified by the data set selection at the top right of the Portal.
The following features and enhancements apply to both the Home Health and Hospice Portals.
Facility Detail Page > Key Stats Table
We have updated our methodology for the metric, "In Facility Mortality (INP Only)." Previously this metric was calculated using a 13 month reporting period. With this release, this metric will be based on a 24 month reporting period to bring the metric in alignment with other facility metrics.
We have updated our logic for how we transfer provider names from the NPI Registry to ensure that the most appropriate provider name is listed throughout all tables in the Portal. As a result, you may see some provider names change with this update. Additional names can be found in the "Other Names" field on the provider Detail pages.
Facilities Page > SNFs Tab > Hospice Care at the SNF
The Hospice Care at SNF metric was hidden due to data limitations. With this release there is enough data to restore this metric.
All content in this section pertains only to the Home Health Portal.
Home Health Detail Page > Market Share by County Table
We implemented a fix in the Market Share by County Report to ensure that no blank county names appear on the report. (See Screenshot.)
Home Health Portal > Two Pages > Average Visits per Episode - Nurses & Therapists
We corrected an issue with two Home Health metrics: Average Visits per Episode for both Nurses and Therapists. This correction may result in slightly increased values for average visits listed on the Physician Detail page. But is not expected to have a major effect on the Average Nurse Visits and Average Therapist Visits on the Home Health Detail page.