General Healthcare Policy & Initiatives

General Healthcare Policy & Initiatives

The Medicare Website offers Home Health Compare If you are a candidate for home health care, consider your options. Home Health Compare, a section of the www.medicare.gov site, allows you to locate home health agencies by state, county, or zip code. It lists the services each agency offers. It also lets you compare the quality of care these Medicare-certified agencies provide. Such information, together with input from your physician or discharge planner, and recommendations of family or friends, should help you choose and agency or when choices are limited, address issues of concern. To compare home health agencies in your…
The Medicare Website offers Hospital Compare A new resource from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America's hospitals offers instant, free, easy-to-use information about the quality of care in hospitals. It's information about how well hospitals care for people with certain medical conditions. It's information we can all us. To access the new information resource, Hospital Compare, visit www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov or www.medicare.gov and select Compare Hospitals in Your Area or call 1-800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227). Hospital Compare is a resource designed just for you, the consumer. Hospital Compare is available because making a decision for yourself or a loved one…
The Medicare Website offers Nursing Home Compare Choosing a nursing home for yourself or a loved one can be a difficult decision. Fortunately, there are resources available that can help. Nursing Home Compare provides quality information for every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing facility in the United States. This information is an additional resource for consumers to make more informed decisions about nursing home care for themselves or a loved one. To compare nursing homes in your area, visit www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/home.asp, and click on "Compare Nursing Homes in Your Area". People without access to the Internet can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Updated 2/9/12

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