Amedisys continued its upward trajectory in 2017 in raising the bar on excellent, clinically distinct care in the home.
Over 2017, Amedisys home health care centers’ average Star Rating rose from 3.91 Stars to 4.21 Stars, now 30 percent above the national average!
Additionally, 48 percent of our home health care centers made the HomeCare Elite top agency list, which recognizes the top 25 percent of home health agencies across the country. This includes 39 agencies in the Top 500 and one, our Washington, D.C. care center, on the Top 100 list.
Equally impressive, in the latest Hospice Item Set (HIS) Preview report, which will be published on Hospice Compare in February, Amedisys hospice exceeds the CMS National Average on all 7 measures.
Clinician visits to patients at the end of life have been demonstrated to be associated with improved outcomes such as decreased risk of hospitalization, emergency room visits and hospital death; and higher satisfaction with care. In 2017, CMS added three new measures:
- Hospice Visits When Death is Imminent: At least one visit from RN/MD/NP or PA in the last three days of life: Amedisys 89.7% SHP National: 87.5%
- Hospice Visits When Death is Imminent: At least two visits in last seven days of life from LPN/SW/SCC or Hospice Aide: Amedisys 75.5% SHP National 72.1%
- Comprehensive Assessment at Admission based on Admission Date (composite): Amedisys 98.7% SHP National 92.9%