UNITED HOME CARE: Ratings, Survey Results, and Analysis
CMS Five Star Rating (5 out of 5):
2405 E HARRISON AVE HARLINGEN, TX 78550
Data date: Oct 26, 2022
The Most Important Data about UNITED HOME CARE
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The overall 5-star Rating for UNITED HOME CARE is 5 out of possible 5 stars (with 1 being the lowest and 5 the highest rating). The average rating nationally for a home health care agency is 3. The agency is highly recommended by 75% of its customers. This is LOWER than the national average. The percentage of patients who gave UNITED HOME CARE a rating of 9 or 10 was 81%. This is LOWER than the national average. The agency has been participating in Medicare since 06/18/1997. The agency costs LESS than the average agency nationally. The agency serves 50 ZIP codes.
The home health care database is based on data provide by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is updated as new data is made available.
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Below is everything shred of information that we can find about UNITED HOME CARE, along with our best effort to make sense of the data. Our purpose here is to help you to make good decisions when picking a home health care agency and to keep you informed once you have chosen one. We know from personal experience that choosing a home health care agency is not something you do once and then you forget about it. When you choose a home health care agency, it is important to be aware of any changes, good or bad, so that you can stay as comfortable as possible. Changes in the agency, the people who work there, or the patients can all affect your care.
General Information on UNITED HOME CARE
Data as of Oct 26, 2022
2405 E HARRISON AVE
HARLINGEN, TX 78550
The Best Home Health Agencies around HARLINGEN
Medicare Provider Number: 459309
Participating in Medicare Since: June 18, 1997
Ownership Type: PROPRIETARY
Cost compared to national average: 93%
DTC Performance for UNITED HOME CARE
The DTC-PAC measures assess successful discharge to the community from a PAC setting, with successful discharge to the community including no unplanned rehospitalizations and no death in the 31 days following discharge. Specifically, these measures report a provider’s riskstandardized rate of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) patients/residents who are discharged to the community following a PAC stay, and do not have an unplanned readmission to an acute care hospital or LTCH in the 31 days following discharge to community, and who remain alive during the 31 days following discharge to community. Community, for this measure, is defined as home or self care, with or without home health services, based on Patient Discharge Status Codes 01, 06, 81, and 86 on the Medicare FFS claim. A statistical approach is used to calculate confidence intervals for the provider’s DTC rate. These confidence intervals are then compared to the national observed DTC rate to assign providers to performance categories for public reporting. The performance categories are (i) better than the national rate, (ii) no different from the national rate, and (iii) worse than the national rate.
DTC performacne is Same As National Rate for UNITED HOME CARE
Home Health Care Services
UNITED HOME CARE offers 6 of 6 services tracked by CMS. A list showing the services offered and not offered is shown below.
|Services Offered||Services Not Offered|
Ratings for UNITED HOME CARE
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a detailed methodology for rating home health care agencies. The scores shown below are based on the The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey.
|5-Star Quality Rating||5:|
|HHCAHPS Survey Summary Star Rating||2:|
|Star Rating For Health Team Gave Care In A Professional Way||2:|
|Star Rating For Health Team Communicated Well With Them||2:|
|Star Rating Team Discussed Medicines, Pain, And Home Safety||2:|
|Star Rating For How Patients Rated Overall Care From Agency||2:|
Service Area Covered by UNITED HOME CARE
UNITED HOME CARE provides home health care services in these zip codes.
78501 78503 78504 78505 78516 78520 78521 78522 78523 78526 78535 78537 78538 78539 78541 78542 78543 78550 78552 78553 78557 78558 78559 78560 78561 78562 78566 78567 78568 78569 78570 78572 78573 78574 78575 78576 78577 78578 78580 78583 78586 78589 78590 78592 78593 78594 78596 78597 78598 78599
Performance Measures for UNITED HOME CARE
All of the measures included in HHC are proportions that show what percentage of patients or episodes experienced the process or outcome being measured. For all measures, except acute care hospitalization, a higher measure value means a better score.
Process of care measures tell you how often an agency gave the recommended care (like checking patients for depression when they start getting care). A score of 88% for a process of care measure is interpreted as 88% of the patients received the recommended care during their episode of care.
|How Often Physician-recommended Actions To Address Medication Issues Were Completely Timely||99.7%|
|How Often The Home Health Team Taught Patients (or Their Family Caregivers) About Their Drugs||99.9%|
|How Often The Home Health Team Determined Whether Patients Received A Flu Shot For The Current Flu Season||99.7%|
|How Often Patients Got Better At Walking Or Moving Around||99%|
|How Often Patients Got Better At Getting In And Out Of Bed||93.9%|
|How Often Patients Got Better At Bathing||100%|
|How Often Patients' Breathing Improved||89.4%|
|How Often Patients Got Better At Taking Their Drugs Correctly By Mouth||95.8%|
|How Often Home Health Patients Had To Be Admitted To The Hospital||17.9%|
|How Often Patients Receiving Home Health Care Needed Urgent, Unplanned Care In The ER Without Being Admitted||7.7%|
Patient Survey Responses for UNITED HOME CARE
Below is information compiled by CMS on the percentage of patients who respond to specific treatments and a comparison of the results for UNITED HOME CARE to the national results for similar facilities.
|Question||Percentage / Compared to National|
|Percent Of Patients Who Reported That Their Home Health Team Gave Care In A Professional Way||84% (Nat: 88%)
|Percent Of Patients Who Reported That Their Home Health Team Communicated Well With Them||85% (Nat: 85%)
|Percent Of Patients Who Reported That Their Home Health Team Discussed Medicines, Pain, And Home Safety With Them||73% (Nat: 81%)
|Percent Of Patients Who Gave Their Home Health Agency A Rating Of 9 Or 10 On A Scale From 0 (lowest) To 10 (highest)||81% (Nat: 84%)
|Percent Of Patients Who Reported YES, They Would Definitely Recommend The Home Health Agency To Friends And Family||75% (Nat: 77%)
Medical Professionals Associated with UNITED HOME CARE
These are the doctors who are affiliated with UNITED HOME CARE.
- LUIS REYNOSO ( INTERNAL MEDICINE - DR LUIS REYNOSO PA )
- JASON PETERS ( FAMILY PRACTICE - JASON EDWARD PETERS, M.D., P.A. )
- SUMIT PERAKATHU ( FAMILY PRACTICE - BHS PHYSICIANS NETWORK INC )
- JOY KROES ( FAMILY PRACTICE - SAN BENITO MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, PLLC )
- NORMA SCHACHERL ( FAMILY PRACTICE - SAN BENITO MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, PLLC )
- TODD SHENKENBERG ( MEDICAL ONCOLOGY - VALLEY CANCER ASSOCIATES PA )
- PRASAD PILLI ( FAMILY PRACTICE )
- SHRIDHAR KOTTA ( INTERNAL MEDICINE )
- TIMOTHY BOTHWELL ( FAMILY PRACTICE - SAN BENITO MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, PLLC )
- RAUL REYES ( FAMILY PRACTICE - BHS PHYSICIANS NETWORK INC )
- HOMERO AGUILAR ( FAMILY PRACTICE )