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HealthInsight: National Rankings for Home Health Agencies (all states)  Editor's Pick

Overall composite home health quality ratings based on a summary of 12 or more measures of care in 2011-2012. Health Insight, the QIO for Utah and Nevada, used the national CMS measures and data to develop a composite ranking. Easier to use than the federal CMS website, but less detail. Interactive tool allows very fast search by state

Home Health Compare - www.medicare.gov (all states)  Editor's Pick

This tool gives detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies. Search by county or zip code and see performance scores related to nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, home health aides, speech and social services. Find the graphs to compare agencies on ten measures related to getting around, pain, bladder control, bathing, patients who get admitted to the hospital or need urgent unplanned medical care, and more. 2011-2012 data

Top Tier Home Health Agencies 2013 - all states (pdf)

List of over 2000 home health agencies that rate in the top 25% has been released by OCS, a division of National Research Corporation. Uses Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Financial performance data (2012-2013) from HomeHealthCompare and CMS Medicare cost reports. Top 100 and top 500 agencies flagged for consumers. OCS' HomeCare Elite (TM) list (44 pages) in alphabetical order. Free registration required

Accredited Healthcare Facilities - Joint Commission Accreditation (all states)  Editor's Pick

The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) accredits hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Quality Check provides accreditation and comparison information for hospitals, home health/hospice, laboratories, some nursing homes & assisted living centers, and other health care services. Click on View Accreditation Quality Report to see actual scores for acute care hospitals 2011-2012

Hospice - Find a Hospice that signed the Quality Pledge (NHPCO)

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the US. Their searchable database helps consumers find a member hospice, including those Quality Partners who have signed the Quality Pledge

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Fraud Prevention - See Who is Excluded from Medicare ...

Site by the HHS Office of Inspector General allows consumer to search for a specific name of a person or business to see if they have been excluded from receiving payment from Medicare and Medicaid, due to license revocation, suspension or surrender; program-related fraud; patient abuse or neglect, and other reasons such as default on Health Education Assistance Loans. Database contains physicians, nurses, nursesí aides, hospital employees, pharmacists, nursing home operators and more. Nearly 45,000 listings as of June 2009

Home Care and Hospice Locator (NAHC)

Directory by National Association for Home Care and Hospice allows consumers to search by city or zip code. Easy to use. Over 20,000 agencies reportedly listed; some may be accredited. Note: hospice and home health agencies may be licensed even if this list does not show licensure status. NAHC is a trade organization

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