SOURCE: National Research Corporation

National Research Corporation

November 09, 2015 16:00 ET

2015 HomeCare Elite Winners Announced, Program for Top Home Health Agencies Celebrates 10 Years

LINCOLN, NE and GAITHERSBURG, MD--(Marketwired - November 09, 2015) - OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA) (NASDAQ: NRCIB) and DecisionHealth® are pleased to announce the 2015 HomeCare Elite, recognizing the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This year marks the tenth anniversary of this prestigious program that acknowledges the best of the home care profession.

HomeCare Elite is a market-leading review that identifies the top 25 percent of all Medicare-certified agencies and further highlights the nation's top 100 and top 500 agencies. The program is unique in that it is complimentary recognition for home health agencies and is not limited to a customer-only proprietary vendor database for consideration. The 2015 HomeCare Elite list can be downloaded on the OCS HomeCare website. In addition, winning agencies can request access to a complimentary media kit to promote their recognition.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices (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 three outcomes in Home Health Compare. The top 25 percent of home health agencies includes 2,431 that are Elite out of 9,718 considered this year. Read the HomeCare Elite data methodology for more information.

"Home health agencies deliver critical healthcare to our nation's elderly and disabled populations. These important clinical and therapy services enable those individuals to remain safely at home. For 10 years, we have recognized this profession through the HomeCare Elite. It is an honor to acknowledge providers that deliver the highest quality and most compassionate care for their communities," said Christine Lang, Vice President of OCS HomeCare Product Development.

Out of 2,431 Elite agencies, 1,526 agencies achieved repeat recognition from 2014 and 382 agencies are first-time winners. Just 131 organizations have been HomeCare Elite every year since the inception of the award in 2006. Of those 131, only 5 agencies have achieved Top 500 or better all 10 years.

About OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation

For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA) (NASDAQ: 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. OCS HomeCare products and predictive analytics solutions identify a path to better quality outcomes and patient experiences for home health agencies.

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.

About DecisionHealth

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.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Scott Smith
    Director of Marketing
    OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation
    888-325-3396
    scosmi@ocsys.com