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The 2018 HomeCare Elite® winners have been announced, and ABILITY extends its congratulations to these home health agencies recognized as the top performers in the U.S.
Calvert Top 100 Locations: Crosbyton, Levelland, Post, Remington Park
Calvert Top 500 Locations: Plainview
Calvert Top 25% Locations: Lubbock, Littlefield, Lamesa, Petersburg, Ventura Place
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABILITY Network, an Inovalon company (Nasdaq; INOV), is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 HomeCare Elite®, recognizing the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.
Now in its thirteenth year, this important program acknowledges the best providers in the home care profession.
In partnership with Decision Health, ABILITY Network’s HomeCare Elite ranking program performs a comprehensive analysis of all home health care agencies evaluating their overall performance. The program applies proprietary analyses to identify the top 25 percent of all Medicare-certified home health care agencies, as well as the nation’s top 100 and top 500 agencies.
HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis across an array of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. To be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcome measures in Home Health Compare – a program created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide the public with information about the quality of care provided by Medicare-certified home health agencies. This year, 8,898 home health agencies were considered, resulting in Elite recognition for 2,223.
“Providing care at home is critical to both patients and the healthcare delivery system as we reach to improve the outcomes and experiences of care, as well as control costs,” said Christine Lang, senior director at ABILITY. “Home health agencies operate in an increasingly complex environment, yet the data demonstrate a continued commitment to quality and prioritization of patients. The 2018 HomeCare Elite stand out as leaders in their profession—we congratulate them on their success and thank them for their dedication.”
“These home health providers represent the ‘best of the best’ in the industry,” said Bud Meadows, chief revenue officer for ABILITY. “We applaud their efforts in delivering the highest quality of care to their patients.”
Out of 2,223 Elite agencies in 2018, 1,398 agencies achieved repeat recognition from 2017.