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Table 1: Cross Walk of Home-Base Care Reporting Requirements with the ElevatingHome Blueprint for Excellence
For Star Rating Category of: For IMPACT Act Measures of: Review Blueprint Modules on
Managing daily activities
 
Functional status, cognitive function, changes in function and cognitive function For All Patients: Maximizing function
Managing pain and treating symptoms   For All Patients: Control Pain
Treating wounds and preventing pressure sores Skin integrity and changes in skin integrity
 
Clinical Interventions: Pressure Ulcers
Preventing harm
 
Medication reconciliation
Incidence of major falls
For All Patients: Initiate Safe Care
For All Patients: Reconcile Medications
Preventing unplanned hospital care
 
Discharge to Community
Potentially preventable hospital readmission
For All Patients: Preventing Readmission and Promote Community Stay
Improving patient experience   For All Patients: Engage Patients/Enhance Experience
  Communicating the existence of and providing for the transfer of health information and care preferences For All Patients: Initiate Safe Care
Hospice Best Practices: Treatment Preferences
  Estimated Medicare Spending per Beneficiary VNAA’s Value Based Resources
All home-based care organizations are encouraged to review the module Build a High Performing Agency to identify best practices for delivering consistent high-quality care that contributes to the Quadruple Aim.
 
Table 2: Crosswalk of HQRP and with ElevatingHome Blueprint for Excellence
Hospice Quality Reporting Measure Recommended Blueprint for Excellence Module
Treatment Preferences - NQF #1641 For All Patients: Engage Patients/Enhance Experience
Hospice Best Practices: Treatment Preferences
Beliefs/Values Addressed- NQF #1647 Hospice Care Initiation
Hospice Best Practices: Treatment Preferences
Pain Screening- NQF #1634
Pain Assessment- NQF #1637
Hospice Symptom Management
Hospice Care Initiation
For All Patients: Control Pain
Dyspnea Screening- NQF #1639
Dyspnea Treatment- NQF #1638
Hospice Symptom Management
Hospice Care Initiation
For All Patients: Control Pain
Patients treated with opioids who are given a bowel regimen- NQF #1617  Hospice Symptom Management
Hospice Care Initiation
Hospice Visits When Death is Imminent (No NQF Number) Hospice Symptom Management
Comprehensive Assessment at Admission - NQF #3235 Hospice Care Initiation
CAHPS® Hospice survey For All Patients: Engage Patients/Enhance Experience
Palliative Care Continuum
 
All home-based care organizations are encouraged to review the module Build a High Performing Agency to identify best practices for delivering consistent high-quality care that contributes to the Quadruple Aim.
Partner with referring clinicians and hospitals to develop programs and strategies to improve health outcomes and patient experience, and to help them meet accountability goals.  
By effectively engaging patients and caregivers as partners in care, home-based care organizations improve experience, activation, and ultimately, outcomes.
   
    Educate payers on opportunity to improve outcomes by more effectively caring for people in their homes. Drive smarter spending by preventing admissions and avoidable ED use.
   
    Support clinicians to practice in teams and at the top of their licenses, train for excellence, and recognize achievement.