The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated Home Health Compare to include a 5 star rating system to measure agencies' relative, overall performance on nine of the 29 quality measures posted on Home Health Compare.
McLeod Home Health is pleased to share that it received 4.5 stars for the Home Health Quality of Patient Care Star Rating, a rating earned by only 8.3% of the 9,000 home health agencies measured. Additionally, only 2% of home health agencies in South Carolina achieved this rating.
According to figures provided by CMS and based on quality data collected from 2014, most home health agencies across the country fall "in the middle" with 3 or 3.5 stars. In South Carolina, nearly 67% of agencies received 3 or 3.5 stars.
The star rating system was instituted by CMS as part of its Home Health Compare website to provide a "tool for consumers when choosing a home health care provider." The system ranks providers in two categories: Quality of Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction.
McLeod Home Health also holds national accreditation by the Joint Commission. We seek out, implement best practices, and collect reports of any adverse events to determine how we can ensure better care.