Northeast Washington Health Programs Home Health

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Chewelah, Washington (WA).

Northeast Washington Health Programs Home Health is a non-profit home care agency based at East 509 Main in Chewelah, WA. The agency services an area over 4,600 square miles in size with over 120,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1978. A total of 10,561 Medicare visits were made to 534 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $2,020,736 for these services.

Northeast Washington Health Programs Home Health offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are not as likely to need urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Staff Rating

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Facility Rating

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Promptness Rating

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Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Private

Certification Date

06/01/1978

Address

East 509 Main
Chewelah, WA 99109

Phone Number

(509) 935-6001

Geographic Coordinates

48.276248, -117.711505
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

99003, 99006, 99009, 99013, 99026, 99034, 99040, 99101, 99107, 99109, 99110, 99114, 99118, 99119, 99121, 99126, 99129, 99131, 99137, 99138, 99139, 99141, 99146, 99148, 99150, 99151, 99152, 99153, 99156, 99157, 99160, 99166, 99167, 99173, 99180, 99181, 99208, 99218
* Zip codes where this agency provide services.

Services

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Nursing Care Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers nursing care services. Services are performed by a registered or licensed nurse. Typically, these services are only provided when; a physician orders this type of care, care must be provided on an intermittent or hourly basis, care is reasonable and necessary for the treatment of the patient's illness or injury, and the care is not custodial in nature.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Washington
59 (100.00%) Offer this Service
United States
8,789 (100.00%) Offer this Service

Occupational Therapy Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers occupational therapy services. This service attempts to improve the patient's abilities in daily living, increase awareness of body and surroundings, improve recognition, and teach techniques to simplify tasks.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Washington
56 (94.92%) Offer this Service
United States
7,902 (89.91%) Offer this Service

Speech Pathology Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers speech pathology services. Care givers assess, diagnose, and treat the patient's illnesses and disabilities effecting their speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive communications.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Washington
56 (94.92%) Offer this Service
United States
7,452 (84.79%) Offer this Service

Physical Therapy Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers physical therapy services. Services may be provided by nurses, therapists, social workers or home health aides. Typical sessions are one hour in length and are on a one to one basis between the patient and the care giver. A mobile clinic or portable treatment equipment may be used.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Washington
57 (96.61%) Offer this Service
United States
8,535 (97.11%) Offer this Service

Medical Social Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers medical social services. This service helps each patient cope with social, psychological, and medical issues arising from an illness or injury. Care givers often act as a mediator between the patient, family, medical personnel, and community.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Washington
58 (98.31%) Offer this Service
United States
7,155 (81.41%) Offer this Service

Home Health Aide Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers home health aide services. Aides provide housekeeping, personal care, and dietary services. Typically, records are kept of the services provided and the patient's condition.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Washington
57 (96.61%) Offer this Service
United States
8,530 (97.05%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

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Less Pain when Moving Around

The percentage of patients who have less pain when moving around. This measure identifies the frequency that pain interferes with a patients' activities. [1] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

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52.00%
Washington
58.56%
United States
61.85%

Better at Bathing

The percentage of patients who get better at bathing. This measure identifies patients' ability to safely bathe their entire body in the shower or bath tub. [2] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
63.00%
Washington
63.00%
United States
62.13%

Taking Medicine Correctly

The percentage of patients who get better at taking their medicines correctly by mouth. This measure identifies patients' ability to prepare and take oral medications reliably and safely with the correct dosage and at the appropriate intervals. [3] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
41.00%
Washington
37.63%
United States
40.05%

Short of Breath Less Often

The percentage of patients who are short of breath less often. A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

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65.00%
Washington
62.68%
United States
57.09%

Urgent Unplanned Medical Care

The percentage of patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care. This measure identifies if patients received any unscheduled visits to emergency medical services other than home care agency services. [4] A lower percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
26.00%
Washington
21.42%
United States
22.74%

Wounds Improved or Healed

The percentage of patients whose wounds improved or healed after an operation. This measure assesses patients' improvement in the status of their most problematic, and observable, surgical wound. [9] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
Less Than 5.00%
Washington
Less Than 5.00%
United States
Less Than 5.00%

Better at Walking or Moving Around

The percentage of patients who get better at walking or moving around. This measure identifies patients' ability to safely ambulate or propel themselves in a wheelchair over a variety of different surfaces. [5] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
40.00%
Washington
38.79%
United States
39.81%

Better at Getting In and Out of Bed

The percentage of patients who get better at getting in and out of bed. The measure identifies patients' ability to safely transfer themselves in a variety of different situations. For a bedfast patient, the ability to turn and position themselves in bed is evaluated. For a patient who is not confined to a bed, the measure identifies the ability to get in and out of bed, to get on and off a toilet, and to move into and out of a bath tub or shower. [6] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
59.00%
Washington
55.21%
United States
50.57%

Bladder Control Improvement

The percentage of patients whose bladder control improves. This measure assesses patients whose urinary incontinence improved. [8] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
43.00%
Washington
49.53%
United States
46.56%

Admittance to the Hospital

The percentage of patients who had to be admitted to the hospital. This measure identifies patients who were admitted to a hospital for 24 hours or more while under the care of a home health agency. [7] A lower percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

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23.00%
Washington
21.79%
United States
31.95%

Stay at Home After Care

The percentage of patients who stay at home after an episode of home health care ends. A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

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72.00%
Washington
75.05%
United States
63.67%

Unplanned Medical Care Related to a Wound

The percentage of patients who need unplanned medical care related to a wound that is new, is worse, or has become infected. A lower percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

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72.00%
Washington
73.56%
United States
80.41%

Treatment Figures

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HHA Patients

The number of home health agency patients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Parts A or B in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
534
Washington Average
705
United States Average
398

HHA Visits to Patients

The number of home health agency visits made to patients by this provider that were covered by Medicare Parts A or B in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
10,561
Washington Average
12,631
United States Average
12,553

Financials

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Medicare HHA Payments

The total home health agency associated Medicare Parts A & B payments made to this provider in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
$2,020,736
Washington Average
$2,417,847
United States Average
$1,698,103

Medicare Payments Per HHA Visit

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Parts A & B covered home health agency visit in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
$191
Washington Average
$191
United States Average
$135

Medicare Payments Per HHA Patient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Parts A & B covered home health agency patient in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
$3,784
Washington Average
$3,431
United States Average
$4,270

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

Northeast Washington Health Programs Home Health Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
United Healthcare
Details:

I have been with this facility since 2003. They are just awesome.

Member:
Date:

Discussions

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Pain Contract

Pain Contract
Details:

For over two years now i have been taking 120 hydrocodone 10/325's last month i went to see my doc for med refills and she proceeded to inform me this was the last month i would recive my pain meds. I was wondering if that could be done like that or if they half to ween me off.

Replies:
1
Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 10:57 AM MST
Last Reply:
Monday, January 09, 2012 8:32 AM MST

Supplemental

References

Last Modified

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:56 PM MST

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Chewelah at a Glance

Chewelah has a total population of 2,186, of which 579 are children under the age of 18 and 482 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 41.9.

Total Population:
2,186
Median Age:
41.9
Males:
1,034 (47.3%)
Female:
1,152 (52.7%)
Children (0-17):
579 (26.5%)
Adults (18-64):
1,125 (51.5%)
Seniors (65+):
482 (22.0%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Chewelah
Married:
929 (42.5%)
Divorced:
225 (10.3%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Chewelah
Hispanic Ethnicity:
59 (2.70%)
White:
2,032 (92.96%)
African American:
1 (0.05%)
Asian:
15 (0.69%)
Pacific Islander:
1 (0.05%)
Indian:
37 (1.69%)
Other:
20 (0.91%)
Two or More:
80 (3.66%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Chewelah

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.39, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.39 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
33
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
5
Rehab Centers:
1

Wealth

The median family income is $33,750 while the median household income is $25,238. Roughly 17.98% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$33,750
Household Income:
$25,238
In Poverty:
17.98%

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