New Albany, Ind. – (July 17, 2015) – This month, Baptist Health Floyd Home Healthcare received a 4.5 star rating from Home Health Compare, a resource that measures quality of care by “Medicare-certified” home health agencies throughout the nation. According to figures provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and based on quality data collected from 9,000 home healthcare agencies in 2014, Baptist Health Floyd Home Healthcare was among the mere 8.3 percent that was given the 4.5 star rating.
The quality of patient care star rating is a summary measure of agency performance based on how well a home health agency performs on nine of the individual quality measures reported on Home Health Compare. These nine measures include Process of Care and Outcome of Care measures. Examples of process measures include: timely initiation of care, drug education on all medications provided to the patient/caregiver, influenza immunization received for current flu season and pneumococcal vaccine ever received. Examples of outcome measures include: improvement in ambulation, bed transferring, bathing, pain interfering with activity, dyspnea and in acute care hospitalization.
Home Health Compare was created through the efforts of CMS, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Home Health Compare shows how often each home health agency used best practices when caring for its patients and whether patients improved in certain important areas of care.
Baptist Health Floyd’s Home Healthcare provides quality medical care seven days a week and serves patients in six Southern Indiana counties, including Floyd, Clark, Harrison, Crawford, Washington and Scott counties. For more information, visit: baptisthealthfloyd.com/Home-Health or call (812) 948-7447.