Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, Inc has been given top honors with a five star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of patient care. Similar to hotel or restaurant ratings, home health agencies are given a score of 1 to 5 stars, with 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest ranking among peers.
The new star ratings began in July of 2015 as the standard by which all Medicare-certified home health agencies nationwide will be ranked. Consumers will find the ratings useful when researching home healthcare options. Star ratings are a reflection of the quality of patient care, safety measures, and outcomes as determined by CMS standards. One such measured outcome is the improvement in a patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living, such as walking independently. A low rate of patient hospitalization or readmissions is also a key measure of performance for the CMS ratings.