CHI Health at Home Locations Named 2016 HomeCare Elite

Milford, OH – CHI Health at Home announced 19 locations have been named 2016 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 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 9,406 agencies considered, 2,353 are elite.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The Home Health Coding Center.

CHI Health at Home is pleased to recognize the following locations for achieving HomeCare Elite status for 2016:

Top 500

American Nursing Care in Marion, OH

American Nursing Care in Zanesville, OH

Good Samaritan Home Care Services in Vincennes, IN

KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home in Louisville, KY

KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home in Clarksville, IN

HomeCare Elite:

American-Mercy Home Care in Cincinnati, OH

American Nursing Care in Lima, OH

American Nursing Care in Evansville, IN

American Nursing Care in Columbus, IN

CHI Franciscan Health at Home in Tacoma, WA

CHI St. Vincent Health at Home in Morrilton, AR

CHI St. Vincent Health at Home in Little Rock, AR

CHI St. Vincent Health at Home in Hot Springs, AR

Community Mercy Home Care in Springfield, OH

KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home in Lexington, KY

Mercy Home Care in Des Moines, IA

Reid-ANC Home Care in Richmond, IN

Southeastern Home Care in Barnesville, OH

St. Elizabeth Home Care in Florence, KY

“Improving quality of care and the patient experience continue to underpin a rapidly evolving healthcare environment,” said Christine Lang, Senior Director, Product Management, for ABILITY Network. “At the same time tracking, measuring and interpreting data that support these efforts is becoming more complex. The 2016 HomeCare Elite winners have demonstrated the highest-quality care in their communities, which is a remarkable achievement. We congratulate American Nursing Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

“I am so proud to honor and congratulate our elite team of caregivers for achieving HomeCare Elite status for the seventh year!  Their dedication to our mission and commitment to excellence positively impacts every patient and community we serve, especially those who are sick, vulnerable and oftentimes on the fringes of society.  This world class team contributes significantly to the success or our organization, and sets the bar extremely high for the entire home health care industry,” Trisha Crissman, COO and Vice President of Home Care and Hospice for CHI Health at Home.

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 9,406 agencies considered, 2,353 are recognized on the 2016 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.

The entire list of 2016 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite/.

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 50 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.

ABILITY® Network is a leading healthcare information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. ABILITY is headquartered in Minneapolis with principal offices in Boston and Tampa. For more information visit www.abilitynetwork.com or write to resources@abilitynetwork.com.

For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, write to HomeCareElite@abilitynetwork.com or visit www.abilitynetwork.com/hce.

For over 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis and tools to improve revenue cycle performance, profitability, regulatory compliance and quality patient care. 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-C2 through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC), 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.