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2.12.2016

CMS Has Added a New Five-star Ratings Tool to Help Patients Compare and Choose Among Home Health Agencies

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Jeff Brecht authored an article titled “CMS Has Added a New Five-star Ratings Tool to Help Patients Compare and Choose Among Home Health Agencies.” In the article, Brecht discussed a new five-star ratings comparison tool added by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to the Home Health Compare system that will help patients compare and choose home health agencies.

CMS intends for patients who use the new five-star comparison tool to learn how well home health agencies care for their patients, how often each agency uses best practices when caring for its patients, whether patients improve in certain important areas of care, and what other patients have said about their recent home health care experience.