OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth recently announced the 2015 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This year, four Ministry Home Care home health agencies made the HomeCare Elite list. Congratulations to Affinity Visiting Nurses, Ministry Home Care Door County, Ministry Home Care Marshfield and Ministry Home Care Rhinelander.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of all Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and 500 agencies overall. The program is unique in that it is a service to the home health profession and completely complimentary recognition for agencies, which is not linked to any proprietary vendor database to be considered.
Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), 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.