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Most home health agencies get mediocre ratings
Modern Healthcare

On a star-rating scale ranging from one to five, with five being the best, the national average for more than 9,000 home health agencies is three, according to new federal data released Thursday. The providers are the latest subjected to the CMS‘ five-star rating program, which helps consumers compare quality and safety at U.S. healthcare facilities.Of the more than 12,200 home health agencies listed, 9,359 had reported enough data to receive a rating. Only 239 got five stars; 201 got either one or 1.5 stars; and 4,274 got three stars on the new rating scale.