All data used in this article was extracted from HealthPivots DataLab and is based on Medicare Fee-for-Service Claims released annually by CMS. In compliance with a DUA on file with CMS, patient counts less than 11 are not reported. There is wide variability in timely access to hospice care after a hospitalization. Nationally in 2016, 17% of Medicare enrollees who … Continue reading
Results now run through June 2017 and include detailed CAHPS survey results. Available in the Hospice Compare Tool.
CAHPS Hospice Survey results, released on February 21, 2018, have been incorporated into the Hospice Compare Tool.
Third Quarter data has been rolled out to a selection of essential tools. Quarter Trend tools and Skilled Nursing Tools have been updated with the most recent CMS data release.
Six new physician tools are now available in the Toolkit. These tools include data on patient flow, home care and hospice use, patient metrics including DRG, and information about visit types and claims.
The most recent data release has been incorporated into the Hospital VBP Penalty Tool
HealthPivots has received and is processing 2016 Annual CMS data. Atlases and Profiles are now available for pre-order and will be fulfilled as soon as data processing is complete.
Three Hospital Readmission Trend Tools have been released to the Toolkit. These 30 day readmission trend tools are available for Skilled Nursing, Hospice, and Home Health agencies. The tools display 30-day readmission rates for Medicare fee-for-service enrollees who were discharged to a specific facility following their hospital discharge. Readmission rates are displayed by single year, as well as by three … Continue reading
At HealthPivots our business intelligence data includes all the available Medicare Limited Data Sets going back to 2009 (with home care data since 2005 and hospice data going back as far as 2000). These data sets contain the full range of services covered under Medicare Part A and Part B. Our analyses provide HealthPivots and our clients with a comprehensive … Continue reading
The State Hospice Profile™, available from NHPCO, summarizes the use of hospice services by Medicare beneficiaries since 2000. This chart of the Hospice Penetration Rate, from the National Profile page, shows that enrollees in Medicare HMO plans use hospice at a much higher rate than average. In 2015, the Penetration Rate for Medicare HMO enrollees was 82% compared to 68% … Continue reading