AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF WESTERN ARKANSAS, INC NPI 1164488318

Home Health in Paris, AR

NPI 1164488318 Organization Home Health CLIA Number 04D2131306 CLIA Certificate of Waiver Overall Rating

About AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF WESTERN ARKANSAS, INC

Area Agency On Aging Of Western Arkansas, Inc is a provider established in Paris, Arkansas specializing in home health. The NPI number of Area Agency On Aging Of Western Arkansas, Inc is 1164488318 and was assigned on April 2006. The practitioner's primary taxonomy code is 251E00000X with license number 4079 (AR). The provider is registered as an organization and their NPI record was last updated 14 years ago. The authorized official of this NPI record is Lisa Rushing (Supervisor Of Corporate Services)

According to the Home Health Compare program data, Area Agency On Aging Of Western Arkansas, Inc has overall quality rating based on the provider's performance on seven separate quality measures including: timely initiation of care, improvement in ambulation, bed transferring, bathing, shortness of breath, management of oral medications and relapse in acute care hospitalizations. The Quality of Patient Star Rating for this provider is 2.5 out of 5 and summarizes some of the current health care provider performance measures.

The CLIA number of Area Agency On Aging Of Western Arkansas, Inc is 04D2131306 registered as a "home health agency" facility with a CLIA Certificate of Waiver. This CLIA certificate is issued to Area Agency On Aging Of Western Arkansas, Inc to perform only waived tests. CLIA defines waived tests as simple tests with a low risk for an incorrect result. Waived tests include certain tests listed in CLIA regulations, tests cleared by the FDA for home use and tests approved by the FDA for waived status and that meet CLIA waiver criteria.

NPI

1164488318

Provider NameAREA AGENCY ON AGING OF WESTERN ARKANSAS, INC
Provider Location Address333 S 1ST ST PARIS, AR 72855
Provider Mailing Address524 GARRISON AVE PO BOX 1724 FORT SMITH, AR 72901
NPI Entity TypeOrganization
Is Sole Proprietor?N/A
Is Organization Subpart?No
Enumeration Date04-25-2006
Last Update Date10-02-2007


Primary Taxonomy

Taxonomy Code251E00000X
ClassificationHome Health
TypeAgencies
License No.4079
License StateAR
Taxonomy DescriptionA public agency or private organization, or a subdivision of such an agency or organization, that is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing services and other therapeutic services, such as physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, or occupational therapy, medical social services, and home health aide services. It has policies established by a professional group associated with the agency or organization (including at least one physician and one registered nurse) to govern the services and provides for supervision of such services by a physician or a registered nurse; maintains clinical records on all patients; is licensed in accordance with State or local law or is approved by the State or local licensing agency as meeting the licensing standards, where applicable; and meets other conditions found by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to be necessary for health and safety.

Business Address

AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF WESTERN ARKANSAS, INC
333 S 1ST ST
PARIS, AR
ZIP 72855
Phone: (479) 963-6868

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Mailing Address

AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF WESTERN ARKANSAS, INC
524 GARRISON AVE
PO BOX 1724
FORT SMITH, AR
ZIP 72901
Phone:



Authorized Official

Authorized Official Name LISA RUSHING
Authorized Official TitleSUPERVISOR OF CORPORATE SERVICES
Authorized Official Phone(479) 783-4500

Nursing Home Compare Information

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services publishes Home Health Compare quality of care data to provide consumers an easy way to compare "Medicare-certified" home health agencies throughout the nation. "Medicare-certified" home health agencies are approved by Medicare and meet certain federal health and safety requirements.

The Home Health Compare information helps consumers learn how well home health agencies care for their patients, how often each agency used best practices when caring for its patients and what patients said about their recent home health care experience.

Quality of Patient Care Rating Quality of Patient Care Rating
The quality of patient care star rating summarizes 8 of the 23 quality measures reported on Home Health Compare. It provides a single indicator of an agency's performance compared to other agencies.
- 2 out of 5 stars - AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF WESTERN ARKANSAS INC performance was below the average of other agencies on selected measures.
Ownership Type Ownership Type
Home health agencies can be run by private for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, religious affiliated organizations or government entities. The type of ownership may affect agency resources and how services are organized. Quality can vary in home health agencies within each of the different types of ownership. Each agency needs to be judged on its own merits.
VOLUNTARY NON-PROFIT - PRIVATE
Offers Nursing Care Offers Nursing Care?
The home health agency offers care given or supervised by registered nurses. Nurses provide direct care; manage, observe, and evaluate a patient’s care; and teach the patient and his or her family caregiver. Examples include: giving IV drugs, shots, or tube feedings; changing dressings; and teaching about diabetes care. Any service that could be done safely by a non-medical person (or by yourself) without the supervision of a nurse isn’t skilled nursing care. Medicare covers home health skilled nursing care that's part time and intermittent.
Yes
Offers Physical Therapy Offers Physical Therapy?
The home health agency offers treatment of injury and disease by mechanical means, like heat, light, exercise, and massage.
Yes
Offers Occupational Therapy Offers Occupational Therapy?
The home health agency offers services given to help you return to usual activities (like bathing, preparing meals, and housekeeping) after illness either on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
Yes
Offers Speech Therapy Offers Speech Therapy?
The home health agency offers services to assist with problems involving speech, language, and swallowing. Communication problems can be present at birth or develop after an injury or illness, like a stroke.
Yes
Offers Medical Social Services Medical Social Services?
The home health agency offers services to help with social and emotional concerns related to your illness. This might include counseling or help in finding resources in your community.
Yes
Offers Home Health Aide Offers Home Health Aide?
The home health agency offers part time or intermittent services to help with daily living activities.
Yes
Medicare Certification Date07-01-1995
Number of episodes used to calculate how much Medicare spends at this agency Number of episodes used to calculate how much Medicare spends at this agency
Number of episodes of care used to calculate how much Medicare spends on an episode of care at this agency, compared to Medicare spending across all agencies nationally.
357
How often patients got better at walking or moving around? How often patients got better at walking or moving around?
This quality measure shows the percentage of home health quality episodes during which the patient improved in ability to ambulate.
77.3%
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed? How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed?
This quality measure shows the percentage of home health quality episodes during which the patient improved in ability to get in and out of bed.
50%
How often patients got better at bathing? How often patients got better at bathing?
This quality measure shows the percentage of home health quality episodes during which the patient got better at bathing self.
69%
How often patients' breathing improved? How often patients' breathing improved?
This quality measure shows the percentage of home health quality episodes during which the patient became less short of breath or dyspneic.
49.6%
How often the home health team began their patients' care in a timely manner? How often the home health team began their patients' care in a timely manner?
This quality measure shows the percentage of episodes of care initiated or resumed on the date the physician ordered, or within within 24-48 hours of referral.
98.4%
How often the home health team taught patients or their family caregivers about their drugs? How often the home health team taught patients or their family caregivers about their drugs?
This quality measure shows the percentage of home health quality episodes during which patient/caregiver was instructed on how to monitor the effectiveness of drug therapy, how to recognize potential adverse effects, and how and when to report problems.
96.2%
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth? How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth?
This quality measure shows the percentage of home health quality episodes during which the patient improved in ability to take their medicines correctly (by mouth).
50.8%
How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a flu shot for the current flu season? How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a flu shot for the current flu season?
This quality measure shows the percentage of home health quality episodes during which patients received the influenza immunization for the current flu season.
83.2%
How often physician-recommended actions to address medication issues were completed timely? How often physician-recommended actions to address medication issues were completed timely?
This quality measure shows the percentage of home health quality episodes forwhich a drug regimen review was conducted at the start of care or resumption of care and completion of recommended actions from timely follow-up with a physician occurred each time potential clinically significant medication issues were identified throughout that quality episode.
61.1%
How much Medicare spends on an episode of care at this agency, compared to Medicare spending across all agencies nationally? How much Medicare spends on an episode of care at this agency, compared to Medicare spending across all agencies nationally?
This measure evaluates Home Health resource use relative to the resource use of the national median of all Home Health providers. Specifically, the measure assesses the Medicare spending performed by the Home Health provider and other healthcare providers during an MSPB-PAC episode.
1.13%

CLIA Information

The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 applies to facilities or sites that test human specimens for health assessment or to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease. The CLIA Program sets standards for clinical laboratory testing and issues certificates. The NPI / CLIA crosswalk information for the NPI number 1164488318 is:

CLIA Number04D2131306
Facility TypeHOME HEALTH AGENCY
Certificate TypeCertificate of Waiver

Additional Identifiers


Additional identifier(s) currently or formerly used as an identifier for the provider. The codes may include UPIN, NSC, OSCAR, DEA, Medicaid State or PIN identification numbers.

Identifier Type / Code Identifier State
047156MEDICARE OSCAR/CERTIFICATION (06)AR

Other Providers at the same location


The following provider is registered at the same or nearby location.

NPI Name / Type Taxonomy Address
1891752556AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF WESTERN ARKANSAS, INC
Organization
Hospice Care, Community Based333 S 1ST ST
PARIS, AR 72855
(479) 963-6868

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