Auburn, Nebraska, November 13, 2015 — Nemaha County Home Care announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2015 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its tenth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of 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 9,718 agencies considered, 2,431 are elite.
The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health and hospice metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent publication in the home care profession, Home Health Line.
“The 2015 HomeCare Elite winners deserve credit for demonstrating high-quality care in their communities. As quality care initiatives become top-of-mind for healthcare providers, we recognize this as a remarkable achievement and are pleased to make this our 10th year of acknowledgement for top performing home health organizations,” said Christine Lang, VP of Product Development for OCS HomeCare. ““We congratulate Nemaha County Home Care on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”
“We are extremely proud of the nurses in our Home Care department. They all provide outstanding care to the patients they serve. They truly care for their patients as people and will even attend physician visits with them, if they so desire. Their commitment to “Quality Care – Every Time” is evident in everything that they do,” Said Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital
Jere Gravatt, Director of Nemaha County Home Care credits the staff and therapist who strive to give patients and their caregivers the best care and support. “Helping patients to achieve their goals, regaining their health and be able to remain in their homes is of the upmost importance to us. Cooperation with all members of the healthcare team: patients, family, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, allow us to deliver exceptional care in the home. It is our pleasure to provide care to those that live in our area.”
“Our community is fortunate to have such a great group of dedicated nurses, who strive to provide the highest quality homecare possible,” said Kermit Moore, COO of Nemaha County Hospital.
“Happy 10th anniversary to the winners of the HomeCare Elite. As CMS ramps up its nationwide initiatives to reward home care agencies for the quality of care they provide, this is yet another way to acknowledge those agencies that have demonstrated their commitment to improving patient care at lower costs. The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience, and financial management leads to success,” said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager, DecisionHealth.
The entire list of 2015 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at http://www.ocshomecare.com/HomeCare-Elite.aspx.
About National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National 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.
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.
For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis and tools to 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 online products, print solutions, and live training events. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in ICD-10 coding and OASIS-C1 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.