MassachusettsState Snapshot for White

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 getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers White 2018 19.2 Better than Average 2012 21.5 Average
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 White 2018 84.6 Better than Average 2012 84.6 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 White 2018 33.8 Better than Average 2012 35.4 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 White 2018 31.6 Better than Average 2012 32.9 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 White 2018 26.2 Better than Average 2012 27.9 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 White 2018 25.3 Better than Average 2012 27.4 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 White 2018 93.2 Better than Average 2012 93.9 Better than Average
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information White 2018 9.0 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 White 2018 5.1 Better than Average 2014 4.8 Better than 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 fee-for-service White 2018 8.7 Better than Average Missing
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care White 2018 3.6 Better than Average Missing
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service White 2018 6.1 Better than Average Missing
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 White 2018 6.5 Better than Average Missing
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 fee-for-service White 2018 6.8 Better than 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 fee-for-service White 2018 4.2 Better than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, Medicare managed care White 2018 3.1 Better than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never listened carefully to them, Medicare fee-for-service White 2018 2.4 Better than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare managed care White 2018 3.0 Better than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicare managed care White 2018 2.5 Better than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never showed respect for what they had to say, Medicare fee-for-service White 2018 1.6 Better than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicare managed care White 2018 3.8 Better than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never spent enough time with them, Medicare fee-for-service White 2018 4.3 Better than 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 White 2018 7.1 Better than 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 fee-for-service White 2018 8.1 Better than Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare managed care White 2018 24.0 Better than Average Missing
Home health care patients whose surgical wound was improved White 2017 93.1 Better than Average 2013 92.8 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose management of oral medications improved White 2017 75.0 Better than Average 2013 59.9 Better than Average
High-risk, long-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcer White 2017 3.3 Better than Average 2013 4.0 Better than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with a catheter inserted and left in the bladder White 2017 2.2 Better than Average 2013 3.0 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents have depressive symptoms White 2017 1.6 Better than Average 2013 3.4 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to walk or move around improved White 2017 81.5 Better than Average 2013 68.0 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose ability to get in and out of bed improved White 2017 80.9 Better than Average 2013 63.1 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose bathing improved White 2017 81.6 Better than Average 2013 69.9 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in toileting White 2017 79.3 Better than Average 2013 74.9 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain White 2017 5.2 Better than Average 2013 7.1 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with too much weight loss White 2017 4.2 Better than Average 2013 4.6 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose shortness of breath decreased White 2017 79.3 Better than Average 2013 69.4 Better than Average
Home health patients who had improvement in upper body dressing White 2017 81.1 Better than Average 2013 74.5 Better than Average
Home health care patients whose pain when moving around decreased White 2017 81.1 Better than Average 2013 71.6 Better than Average
Adults who received a blood cholesterol measurement in the last 5 years White 2017 87.5 Better than Average 2013 83.6 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home patients who had flu vaccination appropriately given White 2017 88.3 Better than Average 2013 91.5 Better than Average
Home health patients who had influenza vaccination during flu season White 2017 95.9 Better than Average 2013 74.9 Better than Average
Home health patients who had pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination White 2017 85.5 Better than Average 2015 86.2 Better than Average
Women ages 50-74 who received a mammogram in the last 2 years White 2016 85.9 Better than Average 2014 87.9 Better than Average
Women ages 21-65 who received a Pap smear in the last 3 years White 2016 85.8 Better than Average 2014 90.1 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 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 White 2018 76.4 Average 2012 74.9 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them as gently as possible in the last 2 months of care White 2018 89.9 Average 2012 91.0 Better than 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 White 2018 83.5 Average 2012 83.9 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always listen carefully to them in the last 2 months of care White 2018 84.3 Average 2012 84.9 Better than Average
Adults who reported that home health providers always treated them with courtesy and respect in the last 2 months of care White 2018 93.6 Average 2012 94.2 Better 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 White 2018 65.1 Average 2012 63.5 Better than 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 White 2018 9.1 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 White 2018 7.2 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months whose health providers sometimes or never explained things in a way they could understand, Medicare fee-for-service White 2018 3.4 Average Missing
Adults who had a doctor's office or clinic visit in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got advice to quit smoking from provider, Medicare fee-for-service White 2018 33.4 Average Missing
Long-stay nursing home patients experiencing one or more falls with major injury White 2017 0.7 Average 2013 0.6 Average
Short-stay nursing home patients with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened White 2017 0.4 Average 2013 0.6 Better than 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 asking to see all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines they were taking, when they first started getting home health care White 2018 75.0 Worse than Average 2012 76.0 Worse than Average
Adult hospital patients who sometimes or never had good communication about medications they received in the hospital White 2018 10.7 Worse than Average 2009 12.1 Better than Average
Adults who reported being told what care and services they would get when they first started getting home health care White 2018 88.8 Worse than Average 2012 88.5 Average
Adults who reported that home health providers talk about pain in the last 2 months of care White 2018 88.4 Worse than Average 2012 85.6 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 White 2018 76.3 Worse than Average 2012 79.6 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with a urinary tract infection White 2017 2.4 Worse than Average 2013 4.7 Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized White 2017 13.4 Worse than Average 2013 11.5 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization White 2017 4.4 Worse than Average 2013 3.7 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital White 2017 14.7 Worse than Average 2013 14.5 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose need for help with daily activities increased White 2017 22.5 Worse than Average 2013 22.5 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents whose ability to move independently worsened White 2017 25.3 Worse than Average 2013 26.3 Worse than Average
Low-risk, long-stay nursing home residents with loss of control of bowels or bladder White 2017 80.8 Worse than Average 2013 68.0 Average
Long-stay nursing home residents with physical restraints White 2017 0.5 Worse than Average 2013 1.6 Worse than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents with moderate to severe pain White 2017 12.3 Worse than Average 2013 18.1 Worse than Average
Home health care patients who stayed at home after an episode of home health care White 2017 80.9 Worse than Average 2013 81.4 Average
Long-stay nursing home patients who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine White 2017 88.0 Worse than Average 2013 91.3 Better than Average
Long-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination White 2017 91.8 Worse than Average 2013 96.6 Better than Average
Short-stay nursing home residents who were assessed for pneumococcal vaccination White 2017 85.2 Worse than Average 2013 88.7 Better than Average