New OIG Report finds Home Health Agency Reporting Failures for Falls with Major Injury and Hospitalization

Published: 09/12/2023

  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • Home Health

A new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report has found that Home Health Agencies failed to report over half of falls with major injury and hospitalization among their medicare patients. This reporting is used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to monitor and provide public information about home health care quality; due to this high rate of non-reporting, Care Compare may not provide accurate information about the incidence

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