155 Amedisys Home Health Care Centers recognized
BATON ROUGE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Amedisys, a leading healthcare at home company (NASDAQ:AMED), today
announced that 155 of its care centers across the country have been
named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing
home health agencies in the United States compiled annually by OCS Home
Care and DecisionHealth. Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite
identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further 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
"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
congratulateAmedisys on being recognized as a top home care
"Our mission is to provide exceptional, patient-centered care in the
communities we serve, and our team of clinical specialists takes great
pride in the quality of care and service they provide," said Kate Jones,
RN, Amedisys chief clinical officer. "Making the 2013 HomeCare Elite
list is an honor that recognizes our exceptional care teams and their
commitment to meeting the greatest needs of our patients in the comfort
of their own homes."
The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation,
the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics, and
DecisionHealth, publisher of independent newsletter in the home health
profession, Home Health Line.
"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.
Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) is a leading health care at home company
delivering personalized home
health and hospice
care to more than 360,000 patients each year. More than 2,200 hospitals
and 61,900 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in
post-acute care. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best
for our patients, whether that is home-based recovery and rehabilitation
after an operation or injury, care focused on empowering them to manage
a chronic disease, palliative care for those with a terminal illness, or
hospice care at the end of life. Amedisys also has the industry's
first-ever nationwide Care Transitions program, designed to reduce
unnecessary hospital readmissions through patient and caregiver health
coaching and care coordination, which starts in the hospital and
continues throughout completion of the patient's home health plan of
care. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://www.amedisys.com.
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 Healthcareas 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 email@example.com,
or visit www.nationalresearch.com.
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.
Source: Amedisys, Inc.