Regional Medical Home Care Named to 2013 HomeCare Elite

Posted 11/14/2013 in Home Care

Regional Medical Home Care today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agenciesand highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. 

Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agenciesand 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 9,969 agencies considered, 2,496 are elite.

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent newsletter in the home health profession, Home Health Line.

“The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success is a tribute that managing healthcare data and utilizing it for improvement initiatives lead to high quality care, and we recognize them for their outstanding achievements,” said Mary Oakes, senior vice president of post-acute at National Research. “We congratulate Regional Medical Home Care on being recognized as a top home care agency.”

Amy Mensen, MBA, Chief Administrative Officer at RMC, credits Regional Medical Home Care’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite seven years in a row, to the dedicated homecare personnel. “This is the result of great team effort and the award belongs to the team,” said Mensen.

 “HomeCare Elite recognition is a significant acknowledgement. The shift from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance payment models is reshaping the healthcare profession. And home health is proving to be an integral part of the continuum. In the face of value-based purchasing and care delivery model changes, the metrics that make up HomeCare Elite methodology shine an accountable light on an industry that may be the lynch pin to achieving affordable care at home,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.

The entire list of 2013 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com/homecareelite.

For 28 years, Regional Medical Home Care has provided comprehensive in-home health and supportive services for disabled and chronically ill patients and their families in our service area. Our caregiving team offers services ranging from basic assistance with daily living to advanced medical treatment. “This award demonstrates the team atmosphere of Regional Medical Home Care and how our staff is truly dedicated to our mission,” said Joan Kerns, RN-BC, BSN, Home Care/Hospice Manager. “We care for those in need helping them to continue living in their own home and be as independent as possible. This designation as a home care agency in the top 25% of our nation shows our commitment to quality care that our patients need and deserve. Regional Medical Home Care is very proud to have been distinguished as a HomeCare Elite agency every year since 2007.” For more information about the services we provide, contact Regional Medical Home Care at 563-927-7303.

About 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.

Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., 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.

National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to info@nationalresearch.com, or visit www.nationalresearch.com.

About DecisionHealth®

For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis, guidance and tools that 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 subscription-based services. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in coding and OASIS-C 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