How to Navigate the New 2015 Home Health Star Ratings System

(By – Valerie VanBooven RN BSN,

On July 16, 2015, the United States’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new home health agency rating system to make selecting home health care providers easier for consumers. This new rating system, called the Home Health Star Ratings, scores the performance of home health agencies based on certain quality criteria. How does the new system impact caregivers, elderly patients, and home health agencies? What can be done to use this system to its fullest potential? Read on to learn more about this important change in the future of home health care and what it means for its consumers. Read more…


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