Seventy Agencies Accredited!

March 19, 2014


The Alliance hit a milestone this week, with a new total of 70 agencies currently Accredited!  To earn accreditation from the Alliance, each of those agencies submitted documentation demonstrating their compliance with fifteen separate measures covering client rights and protections, caregiver qualifications and skills, insurance coverage, and employment practices.  Details about the Accreditation standards are available on the Accreditation Page of the Alliance’s website.

The Alliance developed the Accreditation program because Massachusetts does not have a licensing program specific to home care agencies.  By their adherence to the fifteen Accreditation standards, private care home care agencies demonstrate their commitment to quality.

A complete list of Accredited agencies is available here.

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Home Health Data on PatientCareLink Updated

August 23, 2013

Updated Home Health Compare data has been posted to the PatientCareLink website. Home Health Compare data allows consumers to compare the quality outcomes of Medicare-certified home health care agencies on a variety of standardized quality measures. See how the agencies in your area compare to other agencies and to national average scores.

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Update

June 8, 2012

Hospices will be mandated-for the first time-to collect data on specific quality measures during the final calendar quarter of 2012 as part of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program. Failure by a hospice to submit the required data will result in a 2 percent reduction to that hospice’s payments during fiscal year 2014

In the June 4, 2012 Federal Register there is a notice regarding the data submission form to be used for reporting the required quality data. The Hospice Quality Reporting Program submission forms is now available, once you download the form click on “Hospice Mandatory Data Submission Form”.

For additional information about the Hospice Quality Reporting Program Click Here

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