The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today posted the first star ratings to Home Health Compare, which are based on nine of 29 quality measures publicly reported by home health agencies for calendar year 2014. Medicare-certified agencies that reported data for at least five of the nine measures during the 12-month reporting period received a star rating. For more information, see the CMS factsheet. CMS plans to introduce additional star ratings in January based on publicly reported measures from the home health patient experience of care survey.

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