Cardio Milestone 5

Purpose: This activity is designed to assist home health agencies in demonstrating sustainability of the cardiovascular quality measures.

In order to achieve Cardio Milestone 5, the home health agency must complete the following:
  1. Achieve Cardio Milestone 4.
  1. Demonstrate and maintain improvement in one or more of the cardiovascular health topic areas that were deemed ‘acceptable’ (85% or higher crude agreement rate) through the Milestone 4 ADR (Assessment of Data Reliability) process for a period of 3 months in a row. 
  • The ‘3 months’ may be over a multiple-month period if the HHA didn’t submit data during ‘off’ months. Examples:
    • If an agency only submitted data in the months of January, April, and July and all three of these months demonstrate improvement in one the specific topic areas deemed ‘acceptable’ through the ADR process, that agency qualifies for the Milestone 5 designation.
       
    • Cardio Milestone 5 iconIf an agency submitted data in the months of January, April, May, and July and only demonstrated improvement in January, May, and July in one of the specific topics areas deemed ‘acceptable’ through the ADR process, that agency does not qualify for the Milestone 5 designation.
       
  • If an agency had achieved a 100% rate during the ADR process for a specific topic area, the agency must maintain this rate for 3 months in a row to achieve the Milestone 5 designation. 
  1. To initiate review of eligibility, please submit a request for eligibility review.