The TargetWatch interface provides access to several sets of data. Each set of data is represented on a tab at the top of the records table, just below the heat map. Clicking on a tab will bring the data to the front, making it the active tab. This article reviews the Home Health (HHA) Agency tab.
The Year pull-down menu (just below the left side of the tabs) allows you to toggle to a specific year of data you have purchased. By default, the most recent set of data will be displayed.
Note: The Market Intelligence Data used in this program is derived largely from Medicare and is dependent on Medicare’s reporting. To determine the reporting period for the year selected, please refer to the TargetWatch Data: Reporting Periods article. If additional years are not available, they may not have been included with your TargetWatch purchase. Please contact your Client Success Manager with any questions.
Defining the table columns
In TargetWatch, the records (physicians or facilities) are presented in rows, with various columns of data for each record. Columns with a description with white text can be clicked to sort by that column. Clicking the column again will switch between ascending and descending order.
The following columns provide demographic, decile and count rankings in various categories for the agencies:
- Sub Reports: This area provides additional information about a physician or agency listed in TargetWatch. Please see the Help Desk article Icon Key for Home Health & Hospice for more information on sub-reports.
- Assigned Owner(s): These are the sales representatives assigned to each record in PlayMaker. This allows you to see at a glance whether an agency has been assigned a sales representative.
- Name: This is the name that the agency bills through Medicare.
- Owner Name: If the agency is owned by another agency or company, the owner’s name will be listed here.
- Address, City, State, ZIP code: These are the demographic details tied to the NPI of each facility.
- NPI: This is the agency’s National Provider Identifier number, if available.
- All HHA: This is a decile ranking of the volume of home health patients that are treated by this agency.
- Cancer Blood Vascular: This is a measurement of the agency’s patient volume for cancer, blood, and vascular issues.
- CHF Stroke COPD: This is a measurement of the agency’s patient volume for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and stroke.
- Endo Wounds: This is a measurement of the agency’s patient volume for endocrinology and wounds.
- Ortho: This is a measurement of the agency’s patient volume for orthopedic issues.
- Urinary Kidney GI: This is a measurement of the agency’s patient volume for urinary, kidney and gastro-intestinal issues.
- Rank Type: This designates the source of the decile rankings represented in the respective tab. Options include county, state, and national. The most common designation will be county. However, if Health Market Science doesn’t have the data at that level, another level will be used.
- Readmit Rate: This is the measurements of the agency’s patients who are non-elective, repeat admissions within 30 days of discharge.
- CCN: This is the six-digit Medicare certification number for a facility, also known as a Medicare Provider Number.
After the CCN column, Home Health Compare Ratings are listed.
- Home Health Compare Ratings: PlayMaker Market Data captures Medicare’s HHCAHPS (Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems) star ratings help you quickly and easily assess the patient experience of care information provided on Home Health Compare. The following ratings are included:
- Star rating
- Urgent unplanned ER care
- Expected urgent unplanned ER care
- Acute care rehospitalization
- Expected acute care rehospitalization
- Timely initiation of care
- Medication education to patient caregiver
- Fall risk assessment conducted
- Depression assessment conducted
- Flu immunization received
- PPY received
- Foot care and education implemented
- Improvement in management of oral meds
- Pain assessment conducted
- Pain interventions implemented
- Heart failure symptoms addressed
- Improvement in pain with activity
- Improvement in breathing
- Pressure ulcer prevention implemented
- Pressure ulcer prevention included in process
- Pressure ulcer risk assessment conducted
- Improvement in surgical wounds
- Improvement in ambulation
- Improvement in bed transfer
- Improvement in bathing
- Completed surveys
- Response rate
- Star summary
- Star for care of patients
- Care of patients
- Star for communication between provider patients
- Communication between provider patients
- Star for specific care issues
- Specific care issues
- Star for overall rating of care by provider
- Overall rating of care by provider
- Patient willingness to recommend provider
- Nursing care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech pathology
- Medical social
- Home health aide
Following the above Home Health Compare Ratings are the last two columns:
- County: This is the county demographic detail tied to each agency.
- Year: This is the year that the claims data was adjudicated.