What is Home Health Compare?
Home Health Compare is a joint effort between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It provides data on the quality of services provided by Medicare-certified home health agencies mostly through Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data submitted to CMS.
OASIS is the instrument and data collection tool used to collect and report home health agency performance data through:
- Outcome monitoring
- Clinical assessment
- Care planning
- Other internal agency-level applications
Home health agencies can use Home Health Compare reports to identify how well they are doing compared to other agencies. The public can also evaluate a homecare agency’s quality outcome measures to determine how well they are applying specific evidence-based processes of care.
How HEALTHCAREfirst Can Assist
Because OASIS data is used to calculate the home health quality measures (both outcome and process measures), ensuring your home health care agency properly submits OASIS assessments is essential. HEALTHCAREfirst’s home health EHR system, firstHOMECARE, has an integrated OASIS analysis tool that closely monitors OASIS and 485 data as it flows through the system, detecting inconsistencies so that you can make sure a clinically accurate OASIS is submitted.
Additionally, HEALTHCAREfirst offers HHCAHPS Survey services that collects, analyzes, and reports your HHCAHPS data, while providing you with detailed understanding into how your agency can improve quality performance.
Contact HEALTHCAREfirst to learn how we can help you submit OASIS data accurately so you can elevate your quality of care.