Sunflower Home Health is proud to announce that the 5-star rating earned this year places Sunflower Home Health’s in the top 5.5% of all agencies nationwide.

See below how this star rating is being calculated:

CMS established the Home Health Compare (HHC) website on Medicare.gov as a key tool for consumers to use when choosing a home health care provider.  It is designed to be an easy-to-access, convenient source of authoritative information on provider quality.

The current methodology for calculating and reporting the star ratings incorporates a number of changes based on input received from stakeholders as well as ongoing data analysis.

Which measures are included? – The initial Quality of Patient Care Star Rating methodology included 8 of the 18 currently reported process and outcome quality measures. These measures were chosen based on the following criteria:

  • The measure should apply to a substantial proportion of home health patients and have sufficient data to report for a majority of home health agencies.
  • The measure should show a reasonable amount of variation among home health agencies and it should be possible for a home health agency to show improvement in performance.
  • The measure should have high face validity and clinical relevance.
  • The measure should be stable and not show substantial random variation over time.

The 8 measures selected based on these criteria are:

Process Measures:

1. Timely Initiation of Care
2. Drug Education on all Medications Provided to Patient/Caregiver

Outcome measures:

3. Improvement in Ambulation
4. Improvement in Bed Transferring
5. Improvement in Bathing
6. Improvement in Pain Interfering With Activity
7. Improvement in Shortness of Breath
8. Acute Care Hospitalization