The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted numerous updates and resources that provide details on quality measures including additions and removals, measures specification updates, and risk adjustment updates for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP). Note that these references also support Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) measures, when applicable to the Expanded HHVBP Model.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Updates & Resources:
- QM Manual: Home Health Quality Reporting Program Measure Calculations and Reporting User’s Manual, Version 2.0
- Change Table: Home Health Quality Reporting Program Quality Measure User’s Manual Change Table, Version 2.0
- Measure Specifications: Home Health Within-Stay Potentially Preventable Hospitalization Measure for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program
- Measure Specifications: Home Health Quality Reporting Program Changes in Skin Integrity Post-Acute Care: Pressure Ulcer/Injury Quality Measure
- Risk Adjustment Specifications: Risk Adjustment Technical Steps and Risk Factor Specifications
These are available on the HH QRP webpage under the Home Health Quality Measures subpage, in the “Downloads” section at the bottom of the webpage.
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