Home Health Clinical Conditions

This module identifies best practices for addressing clinical conditions commonly encountered in home health. Organizations will want to review the information and adopt practices that drive progress to the Quadruple Aim in their setting. Consistency, standardization, and patient centered-care are keys to success. Agencies will need to continuously monitor performance through Home Health Star Ratings and Home Health Compare, along with measures reported for the IMPACT Act. Finally, agencies need to ensure that they offer value to referral sources, patients, and other providers as the system increasingly moves to a value-based purchasing model of financing.

Please review the companion modules, Interventions for All Patients, and Building a High Performing Agency for Best Practice interventions that establish the foundation for high quality home-based care for all patients. Use the link below to explore Best Practice recommendations for the following clinical topics:

Depression Screening
Heart Failure
Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
Pressure Ulcers

    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 care for people in their homes. Drive smarter spending by preventing admissions and avoidable ED use.
Drive better outcomes by supporting practitioners to practice at the top of their license, training for excellence, and recognizing achievement.