MassachusettsState Snapshot for Black

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 Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking when they first started getting home health care Black 2018 86.7 Better than Average 2012 84.9 Average
Adults who reported a home health provider asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking, when they first started getting home health care Black 2018 87.2 Better than Average 2012 86.7 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about the purpose for taking their new or changed prescription medicines in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 34.7 Better than Average 2012 39.9 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talked with them about when to take medicines in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 35.3 Better than Average 2012 38.8 Better than Average
Adults home health patients age 18 and over who reported that home health providers talked with them about the side effects of medicines in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 28.1 Better than Average 2012 32.0 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved Black 2017 73.9 Better than Average 2013 61.0 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection Black 2017 0.9 Better than Average 2013 3.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms Black 2017 1.1 Better than Average 2013 2.6 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved Black 2017 76.8 Better than Average 2013 64.7 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting Black 2017 76.6 Better than Average 2013 70.6 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Black 2017 3.7 Better than Average 2013 5.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss Black 2017 3.8 Better than Average 2013 4.1 Better than Average
Measures That Are Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers Black 2018 18.6 Average 2012 19.7 Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital Black 2018 9.7 Average 2009 11.2 Better than Average
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed when they contacted their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 26.5 Average 2012 25.5 Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information Black 2018 11.2 Average 2009 14.2 Average
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care Black 2018 13.1 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months and needed care, tests, or treatment who sometimes or never found it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment, Medicare managed care Black 2018 9.9 Average Missing
Rating of health care 0-6 on a scale from 0 (worst grade) to 10 (best grade) by adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 12 months, Medicare managed care Black 2018 10.6 Average Missing
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved Black 2017 92.2 Average 2013 92.5 Better than Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer Black 2017 4.9 Average 2013 4.7 Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder Black 2017 2.8 Average 2013 1.8 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened Black 2017 0.5 Average 2013 0.8 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization Black 2017 4.2 Average 2013 4.5 Worse than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved Black 2017 76.7 Average 2013 67.2 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved Black 2017 79.5 Average 2013 70.8 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased Black 2017 20.8 Average 2013 19.9 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened Black 2017 22.4 Average 2013 22.6 Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased Black 2017 77.9 Average 2013 69.8 Better than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care Black 2017 81.0 Average 2013 80.0 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing Black 2017 78.3 Average 2013 71.0 Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased Black 2017 77.9 Average 2013 71.0 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years Black 2017 86.5 Average 2013 82.1 Better than Average
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years Black 2016 85.2 Average 2014 85.9 Better than Average
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years Black 2016 80.0 Average 2014 85.9 Average
Measures Worse Than Average in The Recent Year
Measure Population Recent Year Recent Rate Recent Performance Baseline Year Baseline Rate Baseline Performance
Adults who reported a home health provider talking with them about how to set up their home so they can move around safely when they first started getting home health care Black 2018 71.4 Worse than Average 2012 67.7 Worse than Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care Black 2018 85.4 Worse than Average 2012 85.8 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 83.7 Worse than Average 2012 84.3 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always kept them informed about when they would arrive at their home in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 72.1 Worse than Average 2012 75.3 Worse than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 85.5 Worse than Average 2012 88.6 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always explained things in a way that was easy to understand in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 79.5 Worse than Average 2012 80.3 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 78.9 Worse than Average 2012 82.8 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 88.4 Worse than Average 2012 90.4 Worse than Average
Adults who did not have any problem with the care they received from their home health providers in the last 2 months of care Black 2018 89.8 Worse than Average 2012 89.1 Worse 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 Black 2018 7.2 Worse than Average 2014 7.1 Worse than Average
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 Black 2018 60.1 Worse than Average 2012 59.8 Average
Adults who needed to see a specialist in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never found it easy to see a specialist, Medicare managed care Black 2018 23.6 Worse than Average Missing
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized Black 2017 14.1 Worse than Average 2013 12.1 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital Black 2017 16.3 Worse than Average 2013 17.2 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain Black 2017 13.1 Worse than Average 2013 22.5 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine Black 2017 86.0 Worse than Average 2013 87.3 Worse than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Black 2017 86.7 Worse than Average 2013 93.6 Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given Black 2017 85.1 Worse than Average 2013 87.7 Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination Black 2017 76.6 Worse than Average 2013 84.4 Worse than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season Black 2017 93.7 Worse than Average 2013 70.7 Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination Black 2017 76.9 Worse than Average 2015 76.3 Worse than Average