CHI Health at Home Locations Named 2015 HomeCare Elite

Milford, OH – CHI Health at Home announced today 16 locations have been named 2015 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth 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 9,718 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 CHI Health at Home for on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

“I am very proud to recognize our CHI Health at Home locations as HomeCare Elite for 2015. This is a distinguished award in our industry and I am proud of their achievement. Our teams’ dedication to our mission and values and commitment to excellence not only positively impacts your patients, but also contributes to the success of our organization and the entire home health community,” Judy Schuler, Chief Clinical Officer for CHI Health at Home.

Top 100

Good Samaritan Home Care Services, Vincennes, IN

Top 500

American Nursing Care, Evansville, IN
American Nursing Care, Marion, OH
CHI St. Vincent Health at Home, Morrilton, AR
KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home, Clarksville, IN
Reid ANC, Richmond, IN

Top Agencies of 2015

American Mercy Home Care, Cincinnati, OH
American Nursing Care, Lima, OH
American Nursing Care, Indianapolis, IN
CHI Health at Home, Lincoln, NE
CHI Health at Home, Omaha, NE
CHI St. Vincent Health at Home, Hot Springs, AR
CHI St. Vincent Health at Home, Little Rock, AR
Community Mercy Home Care, Springfield, OH
KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home, Louisville, KY
Southeastern Home Care, Barnesville, OH

“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 National Research Corporation website at http://www.ocshomecare.com/HomeCare-Elite.aspx.

CHI Health at Home, based out of Milford, OH, provides the best quality and comprehensive home-based services to the communities we serve nationwide. By offering five unique services; home care and supplemental staffing, hospice, home medical equipment, home infusion therapy, and non-emergency medical transportation, each service line works together to form one continuous approach to health and wellness.  With over 70 locations throughout nine states, we are committed to providing comprehensive, affordable care for every patient we serve. 

CHI Health at Home serves as the national home health provider for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). One of the nation’s largest health systems, CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 93 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; 24 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

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 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, 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 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.