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AHHQI and NAHC Announce the Release of the AHHQI 2020 Home Health Chartbook

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2020
 

AHHQI and NAHC Announce the Release of the AHHQI 2020 Home Health Chartbook

Washington, D.C. — The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI or the Alliance) and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) are proud to announce the release of the 2020 AHHQI Home Health Chartbook.
The AHHQI Home Health Chartbook, published annually by the Alliance, provides a broad overview of home health patients, the home health workforce, organizational trends, and the economic contribution of home health agencies. The Chartbook also provides data on 30-day rehospitalization rates.

This data book, compiled and charted by Avalere, summarizes and analyzes statistics on home health from a range of government sources, including the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Medicare Cost Reports, Home Health Compare, Medicare fee-for-service claims, and other data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

"The Alliance is excited to announce the National Association of Home Care & Hospice as a sponsor of the 2020 AHHQI Home Health Chartbook," said Joan Doyle, Chairman of the Alliance’s Board of Directors. "The Alliance and NAHC work collaboratively throughout the year, along with our colleagues across the home health care industry. NAHC is a natural sponsor for the Home Health Chartbook, which provides easily accessible data on the value of home health care to anyone who is interested. We are grateful for their support which will allow the Chartbook to continue to serve as a valuable and freely available resource supporting care in the home."

“The Chartbook is full of essential information on the impact of the Medicare home health benefit and its impact,” said NAHC President William A. Dombi. “I rely on it all the time in NAHC advocacy and policy development.”

NAHC and the Alliance will present a new webinar, the AHHQI 2020 Home Health Chartbook Overview, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern. The webinar will serve as an overview for the Chartbook, how to use it, key data from this year’s edition, and more. The webinar is free and will be recorded for later use.

Here are a few key takeaways that will be discussed:
Increase in chronic conditions among HH users;
A greater percent of total Medicare beneficiaries with income over $25,000 per year;
A greater percent of Hispanic and Black HH beneficiaries with income under 100% FPL, smaller percentage under 200%; and
Share of free-standing HH agencies continues to decline.
The webinar is free but registration is required. Register now!

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About the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation
The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation is a non-profit, national consortium of home health care providers and organizations. The Alliance invests in research and education about home health care and its ability to deliver quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care across the care continuum. The Alliance is committed to conducting and sponsoring research and initiatives that demonstrate and enhance the value proposition that home health care has to offer patients and the entire U.S. health care system.

About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit nahc.org.

Media Contacts:
Jennifer Schiller
Executive Director, AHHQI
202-239-3427/jschiller@ahhqi.org

Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications, NAHC
202-547-7424/tom@nahc.org