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AHHQI: Florida Medicare Home Health Patients Sicker Than State's General Medicaid Population

Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kyle Simon

The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation (AHHQI), a non-profit, national consortium of home health care providers and organizations, released state fact sheets summarizing the economic profile of home health as well as an analysis of home health patients with chronic conditions receiving home health services.

Florida's 305,466 home health users in 2018 were typically much sicker than the state's 4.5 million Medicare beneficiaries, with 87 percent having three or more chronic conditions. Click here to access the Florida fact sheet, which HCAF incorporates into federal advocacy activities.

Economic Profile of Home Health (2018 data)

  • 74,749 – Number of home health employees
  • 123,449 – Number of jobs created by home health
  • $2.84 billion – Home health total wages
  • $4.69 billion – Total impact on state labor income

Chronic Conditions & Home Health Care (2014 data)

  • 59.2% – Percentage of home health users with 5+ chronic conditions
  • 14.2% – Percentage of home health users with 4 chronic conditions
  • 12.1% – Percentage of home health users with 3 chronic conditions
  • 4.4% – Percentage of home health users with 0-2 chronic conditions

According to its website, AHHQI invests in research and education about home health care and its ability to deliver quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care across the care continuum. They are committed to conducting and sponsoring research and initiatives that demonstrate and enhance the value proposition that home health care has to offer patients and the entire U.S. health care system.

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