11/18/2013 (press release: Demonica) // Fresno, CA, USA // Sarah Ahmed
Interim HealthCare of the Central Valley today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,969 agencies considered, 2,496 are elite.
The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent newsletter in the home health profession, Home Health Line.
“The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success is a tribute that managing healthcare data and utilizing it for improvement initiatives lead to high quality care, and we recognize them for their outstanding achievements,” said Mary Oakes, senior vice president of post-acute at National Research. “We congratulate Interim Healthcare of the Central Valley on being recognized as a top home care agency.”
Interim HealthCare of the Central Valley, Sarah Ahmed President, credits the dedication to providing patient-centered care and the compassion of our nursing staff, therapists, and clinical management team with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. “We are very proud to be named to the Home Care Elite once again this year,” said Sarah Ahmed.
“To be on this list is to be among the most elite home care providers in our nation – effectively helping patients manage their medical conditions, perform essential daily tasks and remain in their own homes,” said Barbara McCann, Chief Industry Officer of Interim HealthCare. “The team at Interim HealthCare of the Central Valley work each and every day to benefit patients and caregivers, and it is gratifying that their hard work is receiving recognition on a national scale.”
“HomeCare Elite recognition is a significant acknowledgement. The shift from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance payment models is reshaping the healthcare profession. And home health is proving to be an integral part of the continuum. In the face of value-based purchasing and care delivery model changes, the metrics that make up HomeCare Elite methodology shine an accountable light on an industry that may be the lynch pin to achieving affordable care at home,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.
The entire list of 2013 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com/homecareelite.
About Interim Healthcare of the Central Valley
At Interim HealthCare we understand how important it is to have someone you can depend on when you or someone you love wants to stay at home to maintain the highest level of health and independence. Our mission is to improve people’s lives, and that is what we do every day. With a broad range of home care expertise, our trained professionals offer comprehensive home care and supportive services that are cost-effective and highly personalized. Whether you need help for a short time after you come home from a hospital stay or you need assistance in doing some of the tasks of daily living, Interim HealthCare is here for you and your family. We’re ready to listen to what you need and to talk with you about the many services and care we can provide. If you are looking for people you can trust, please call us first. When it matters most, count on us.
For more information, visit http://www.interimhealthcare.com/centralca
About National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.
Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.
National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to [email protected], or visit www.nationalresearch.com.
For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis, guidance and tools that improve revenue cycle performance, profitability and regulatory compliance. Agencies nationwide turn to DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing expert guidance through its family of subscription-based services. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in coding and OASIS-C through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance, and provides custom consulting services to agency leaders through its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call 1-855-CALL-DH1 or visit www.decisionhealth.com
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