The data that is used by the Home Health Compare tool can be downloaded for public use. This functionality is primarily used by health policy researchers and the media. The data provided includes demographics, Medicare-certified services, quality measures, state averages for measures, and zip codes in which each home health agency has provided services to. The data used to calculate the quality measures will be refreshed the third month of each quarter and represent a rolling 12 months of data.
Home Health Compare
Download the Data: API
Agency Program URL: http://www.medicare.gov/HHCompare/Home.asp?version=default&browser=IE%7C7%7CWinXP&language=English&defaultstatus=0&pagelist=Home&CookiesEnabledStatus=True
Data Series Location: http://www.medicare.gov/Download/HHCompare_flatfiles.zip
Subject: Quality Measurement
Date Released: Aug 22, 2012
Date Updated: Jun 26, 2009
Collection Frequency: Quarterly
Coverage Period Start: Jan 1, 2008Converted from “2008”.
Coverage Period End: Dec 31, 2009Converted from “2009”.
Unit of Analysis: Establishment
Geographic Granularity: Country