MassachusettsState Snapshot for Care Coordination

In this comparison, the NHQDR measures for Massachusetts for the most recent data year and the baseline year are compared to the average of all States.

Due to changes in methodology, including a transition from International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes and updates to the Quality Indicators software, the current measure set does not contain AHRQ Quality Indicator measure results based on Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data. These changes to the measure set had a significant impact on overall meter scores, so they are not provided at this time. When data become available, State scores will again be included.

Measures Better Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 2018 9.3 Better than Average 2009 12.2 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who strongly disagree or disagree that staff took their preferences and those of their family and caregiver into account when deciding what the patients discharge health care would be 2018 5.2 Better than Average 2014 5.0 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported that home health providers always seem informed and up-to-date about all the cares or treatments they got at home in the last 2 months of care 2018 64.5 Average 2012 62.7 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized 2017 13.6 Worse than Average 2013 11.6 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization 2017 4.4 Worse than Average 2013 3.8 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital 2017 15.0 Worse than Average 2013 14.8 Better than Average