Geographic Variation in Medicare Home Health Expenditures
This study attempts to identify the sources of the significant 2.5-fold variation found in home health expenditures, a possible indicator of inefficiency and waste.
Reply to “Risk Adjustment in Home Health Care CAHPS”
The authors of “CMS HCC Risk Scores and Home Health Patient Experience Measures” respond to a letter to the editor.
CMS HCC Risk Scores and Home Health Patient Experience Measures
Risk adjustment for patient experience measures needs to be modified by including the CMS Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) risk scores of home health beneficiaries.
Understanding Factors Associated With Readmission Disparities Among Delta Region, Delta State, and Other Hospitals
Revisions of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program should consider including community characteristics in risk adjustment models and adding mechanisms that recognize improvement given the uniqueness of the Mississippi Delta region.
Does Paid Versus Unpaid Supplementary Caregiving Matter in Preventable Readmissions?
Home health beneficiaries with diabetes using paid supplementary caregivers had 68% higher hazards of readmission due to urinary tract infection than those with unpaid supplementary caregivers.
Improving Diabetic Patient Transition to Home Healthcare: Leading Risk Factors for 30-Day Readmission
Home healthcare transition from hospitals for diabetic Medicare home healthcare beneficiaries can be improved by identifying risk factors for 30-day readmissions due to ambulatory care—sensitive conditions.
Telehealth and Hospitalizations for Medicare Home Healthcare Patients
An integrated, clinician-focused telehealth monitoring system significantly reduced hospitalizations in Medicare home healthcare patients.
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