This release does not include a new data set. Data for Quarter 1, 2019 is slated be released in mid August, 2019.
This release includes five items:
- One advance notice of a major change - removal of previous quarters of data in August.
- All Portals > All Detail Pages - New Excel Health Diagnostic Grouping metric: Sepsis
- Skilled Nursing Portal > SNF Reports > Total Cost of Care- New Metric - Post-Discharge Hospitalization Rate.
- Hospice Portal > Hospices page Main table - New Metric - % Readmitted: 30 days.
- Home Health Portal > HHA Reports > Total Cost of Care - HHA Base Count
The following enhancements will be found in all three portals, Hospice, Home Health, and Skilled Nursing.
Time Travel to be removed
Our time travel feature allowing customers to toggle between the most recent (latest) quarter of data and the prior quarter of data is going to be sunsetted in August. We will soon be introducing many trended metrics directly into the product, there will be no need for users to click back into a different time period.
ALL Detail Pages - New Excel Health Diagnostic Group
We have added Sepsis as its own diagnosis in all tables that include Excel Health Diagnostic Groups. Sepsis initiatives exist throughout the country and there is a sufficiently large percentage of patients entering post-acute care with sepsis diagnoses to make this metric a significant measure of patient care requirements and provider performance.
For more information, please see Excel Health Diagnostic Groups.
Skilled Nursing Portal
Reports > Total Cost of Care - Post-Discharge Hospitalization Rate
This new metric shows the percentage of patients discharged from the Skilled Nursing Facility in each row who were admitted to Inpatient care within 30 days of discharge. This metric does not depend on the length of stay nor on the nature or type of patient care provided prior to the SNF stay.
Hospices Page Main Table - New Metric - % Readmitted: 30 days
This metric is new to the hospice page, but it is the same as Readmission rates found throughout most of the Excel Health Portals. It is the percentage of patients discharged from a hospital, admitted to hospice and then readmitted to any inpatient setting within 30 days of the initial discharge.
Home Health Portal
Reports > Total Cost of Care - New Metric - HHA Base Count
This new metric is the number of Home Health Stays the follow-up metrics are based on. The metric includes stays beginning during the reporting period 12 months prior to the most recent 12 months.