FL Shines in Home Health Star Ratings

FL Shines in Home Health Star Ratings

The federal government released a new five-star rating system for home health agencies, hoping to bring clarity to a fast-growing but fragmented corner of the medical industry where it’s often difficult to distinguish good from bad.

Medicare applied the new quality measure to more than 9,000 agencies based on how quickly visits began and how often patients improved while under their care. Nearly half received average scores, with the government sparingly doling out top and bottom ratings.

In Florida, more than 40 percent of the 949 agencies received ratings of four or five stars, the best possible score. Just six facilities in Florida received one or 1.5 starts

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