Home Health Compare shows some quality measures that are based on the Home Health Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS). OASIS includes these types of patient information:
- Health status
- Functional status
- Living conditions
- Need for skilled care
- Need for social, personal, and support services
- Treatment they get
The home health skilled care team gather the information by observing the patient and the patient’s home situation, by talking with the patient and caregivers, and by recording the care they provide to patients. The home health agency submits the OASIS data to their state repository. The data are converted to rates that measure the quality of the home health agency’s care.
Home Health Compare also shows some quality measures that are based on Medicare claims data. Medicare claims include these types of patient information:
- Treatments they get, including outside of home health care
- Who provided the treatments
- Specific diagnoses
Claims data are submitted to CMS by providers with Medicare patients. The data are converted to rates that measure the quality of the home health agency’s care.