All Market Intelligence Solutions
This release includes a new data set, 2019-Q2, and the items described below.
Patient Diagnostic Mix by Distinct Patients - Enhancement
We have changed the criteria for including a claim in a patient count for metrics in the Patient Diagnostic Mix by Distinct Patients table. This change impacts the counts in the columns identified in the green box. (See Screenshot)
In previous data sets, we placed a patient count into a quarter based on the date of admission to the selected facility. Starting with the 2019-Q2 data, we place a patient count in the quarter of discharge instead.
This change will only impact patients who are admitted in one quarter and discharged in the next. So, for example, a patient admitted March 30 and discharged on April 3 will now be counted in Q2 - April, May, June, instead of Q1 - January, February, March.
Hospice Market Intelligence Only
The following changes apply to our Market Intelligence for Hospice solution:
Percent of Patient Days by Level of Care and Place of Service - Bug Fix
We’ve updated metrics on the Hospice Detail page in the Percent of Patient Days by Level of Care and Place of Service table so the sum of the columns adds up to 100%.
Hospice Quality Metrics - Enhancement
To allow for more comparisons within our solution, we’ve added county and state benchmarks for Average Length of Stay (ALOS) in the Hospice Quality Metrics table on the Hospice Detail page.
Home Health Market Intelligence Only
The following change applies to our Market Intelligence for Home Health solution.
Patients Discharged with Home Health Instructions - Enhancement
We’ve added a new row to the Patients Discharged with Home Health Instructions table on the Facility Detail page. The row, "Patients Resuming Home Care," distinctly breaks out the number and percentage of patients who resumed a home health episode in comparison to those who were and were not admitted to home health for the selected facility. As with the other rows in the table, we provide county and state averages so users can compare benchmark metrics such as 30-day readmission rates for the patient population.