Home Therapy of Austin, LLC announced that it has been named to the Top 100 of the 2015 Home Care Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25% 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, 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 the Home Health Compare. Out of 9718 agencies considered, 2431 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 acknowledgment for top performing home health organizations,” says Christine Lang, VP of Product Development for OCS Homecare. “We congratulate Home Therapy of Austin, LLC on being one of the top 100 home care agencies in the country.”
Amy Potter, CEO of Home Therapy, credits exceptional professionals, outstanding Agency leadership and patient-centered values with the company’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. We are honored to be a HomeCare Elite recipient for the past five years and a Top 100 achiever for two of the five years.”
“Happy 10th anniversary to the winners for 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.
About OCS HomeCare by 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. National Research Corporation 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 more information about HomeCare Elite call 888-325-3396 or write to HomeCareElite@ocsys.com or visit www.ocshomecare.com/HomeCare-Elite.
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, 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.