What is Home Health Compare?
Home Health Compare has information about the quality of care provided by “Medicare-certified” home health agencies throughout the nation. “Medicare-certified” means the home health agency is approved by Medicare and meets certain Federal health and safety requirements.
Home Health Compare can help you or your family or friends choose a quality home health agency that has the skilled home health services you need. The information on Home Health Compare:
- Helps you learn how well home health agencies care for their patients
- Shows you how often each agency used best practices when caring for its patients and whether patients improved in certain important areas of care
- Shows you what other patients said about their recent home health care experience.
The information in Home Health Compare should be looked at carefully. Use it with the other information you gather about home health agencies. Talk to your doctor or other health care provider about the information on Home Health Compare. More about finding a home health agency.
The Home Health Compare Web site was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). NOTE: Medicare will not cover home health services provided by a home health agency that has not been Medicare-certified. More about how Medicare covers home health care.