Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
Concurrent Education Session - 60 minutes
Home healthcare (HHC) agencies are providing increasingly complex care and serve as a critical link between acute care and independent residential living. The landscape in which HHC agencies operate is changing due to the development of several value-based purchasing (VBP) initiatives by HHS, changes in the CMS’ Home Health Conditions of Participation, and The Joint Commission’s focus on IPC as a national patient safety goal for HHC.
This session will help IPs to understand and prepare for the changing landscape by:
- Presenting a research agenda to identify best practices for IPC and quality improvement in HHC;
- Describing trends in the HHC Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings (QoPC) data; and
- Reporting results from a survey and qualitative interviews of HHC personnel
- Describing the challenges to IPC and quality improvement in HHC and lessons learned