Medicare-sponsored online tool Home Health Compare helps consumers research home care agencies based on quality care measures and patient satisfaction.
If you are considering home health services for yourself or a loved one, be sure to consult Home Health Compare, an online tool provided by Medicare.gov, to help you choose a suitable agency that offers the services you need with superior ratings in the care it provides.
Home Health Compare contains information about the quality of care provided by “Medicare-certified” home health agencies throughout the nation. “Medicare-certified” means the home health agency is approved by Medicare and meets certain federal health and safety requirements.
A quick browse through the website and you’ll find competing agencies’ scores on various quality measures such as:
- How well home health agencies care for their patients.
- How often each agency used best practices when caring for its patients and whether patients improved in certain important areas of care.
- What other patients said about their recent home health care experience.
For instance you can search for the home health agency in your area that had the highest scores in helping patients get better at walking or moving around, or how often the home health team checked a patient’s risk of falling.
NOTE: Medicare will not cover home health services provided by a home health agency that has not been Medicare-certified.