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Performance of Efficient Home Health Agencies in 2020

To identify efficient HHAs, CMS examined cost efficiency and quality at freestanding HHAs to identify a cohort that demonstrated better performance on these metrics relative to peers. The cost measure was on a per episode basis, adjusted for risk (patients’ health status) and local wages; the quality measures were risk-adjusted rates of hospitalizations during the home health spell and rate of successful discharge to the community after the home health spell.


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