Monthly Archives: August 2011

Home Health CAHPS® Items Showing the Largest Differences for Highest and Lowest Rated Home Health Agencies (HHA): Exploratory Analysis

Importance of HH CAHPS® Survey Results This is the first of several blogs we will be producing regarding our ongoing analysis of HH-CAHPS® data.  The CMS Home Health Compare website is up today and HH-CAHPS® results will be available starting … Continue reading

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Statistical Significance in Perspective

We have a lot of discussions with clients about statistical significance. Some clients want to place too much importance on statistical significance, others too little. The basic motivation behind statistical testing is our desire to make statistical inferences about differences … Continue reading

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Medicare Case-mix Adjustments Can Penalize Plans with Healthy Members

If you improve the mental and physical health of your Medicare members then your Medicare CAHPS® (M-CAHPS®) scores can actually decrease.  The case-mix adjustment factors applied to certain M-CAHPS® satisfaction ratings for quality measurement and plan comparisons negatively impact the raw … Continue reading

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