Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the definitions for the “Total Episodes” and “Distinct Users” variables in the Home Health Agency PUF?

“Total episodes” reflects the total count of episodes provided by a specific home health agency or in a unique HHRG category in the calendar year.  “Distinct Users” reflects the number of distinct Medicare beneficiaries receiving at least one home health episode in the calendar year.  Beneficiaries may receive multiple home health episodes per year but are only counted once in this field.

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