The Home Health Agency Destinations table on the Facility Analyze page includes a list of every home health agency that admitted patients treated by the selected facility. The dropdown above the table allows you to select the hospital setting from which the metrics will derive; 1) Inpatient AND Outpatient, 2) Inpatient, or 3) Outpatient. This table will be found under the Agency Destinations tab.
This table shows you the aggregated counts of distinct patients as they moved through the continuum of care from the selected facility to the home health agencies that subsequently admitted them.
If you click on the button at the top left of the table, you will be able to choose which columns are shown in the table.
Understanding the Metrics
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|Home Health Agency Name||The official entity name of the Home Health Agency as listed in CMS Provider Data (NPI) file|
|NPI||National Provider Identifier number for the provider. This is maintained by CMS.|
|ZIP Code||This is the ZIP Code the facility has listed as their primary location, as pulled from the NPI Registry file.|
|Annual Patient Count||
This metric is the count of distinct patients treated by the selected facility in the setting indicated (Inpatient, outpatient, etc.) who were admitted to the home health agency in the row during the one year reporting period.
|Level of Affiliation||This metric is the percentage of distinct home health patients for the selected facility who were admitted to the home health identified in each row during the one year reporting period.|
Patient Admits -
This is the count of distinct patients treated by the selected facility who were admitted to the home health agency in each row during the quarter listed in the column header.
The counts in these admits are displayed graphically in the next column, "Trended Admits."
This contains a graphical presentation of the Patient admit metrics to the left. This shows a visual trend of the patient admits to allow a quick evaluation.
If you compare the trended graphics between agencies in different rows, keep in mind that each row uses its own scale. The largest number for each agency in the row will "fill" the graphic from top to bottom; but for one agency that could represent 500 patients and for another, only 50.
|Average Days Per Episode||This is the average length of home health episodes for patients discharged from the selected facility and admitted to the named home health agency. The length is calculated from admission to discharge for patients discharged during the one year reporting period.|
|Facility Specific Hospitalization Rate||The rate at which patients admitted ONLY FROM THIS FACILITY by the named Home Health agency were admitted to a short-term acute stay during or 30 days after discharge from their Home Health episode.|
|% Hospitalized: +30 days||
The overall two-year rate at which all patients admitted by the named home health agency were admitted to any hospital during or 30 days after discharge from their home health episode.
If you hover over the % Hospitalized metric for a specific agency a pop up opens that shows whether the agency is higher or lower than the averages in the columns to the right.
The Square indicates that the agency in the row is lower than the county and state averages. The circle indicates the agency is higher.
|% Readmitted: 30 Days||The rate at which all patients discharged from any inpatient facility and admitted by the Home Health agency in each row were readmitted to any hospital within 30 days of the initial inpatient discharge.|
|30 Day Mortality||The rate at which patients expired within 30 days of receiving care from the agency in that row.|
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