CHI Health at Home / VNA Health at Home
KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home
(Formerly VNA Nazareth Home Care)
Named to the 2015 HomeCare Elite
Louisville, Ky. (December 16, 2015) – VNA Health at Home, a service of KentuckyOne Health, announced two locations have been named 2015 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.
VNA Health at Home in Clarksville, IN was name a Top 500 winner this year for the second year in a row, with five previous honors as a Top Agency. VNA Health at Home in Louisville, KY also made the list as a Top Agency for 2015, marking their ninth recognition from HomeCare Elite.
Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of 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 9,718 agencies considered, 2,431 are elite.
The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health and hospice metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent publication in the home care profession, Home Health Line.
“The 2015 HomeCare Elite winners deserve credit for demonstrating high-quality care in their communities. As quality care initiatives become top-of-mind for healthcare providers, we recognize this as a remarkable achievement and are pleased to make this our 10th year of acknowledgement for top performing home health organizations,” said Christine Lang, VP of Product Development for OCS HomeCare. “We congratulate CHI St. Vincent Health at Home on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”
“I am very proud to recognize VNA Health at Home for achieving this distinguished award. Our partnership ensures our patients receive the highest level of care, in the most preferred setting; their home. Congratulations to this elite team of professional caregivers for earning a top spot as one of the best agencies in the country,” said Alice Bridges, Vice President, Healthy Communities, KentuckyOne Health.
“Happy 10th anniversary to the winners of the HomeCare Elite. As CMS ramps up its nationwide initiatives to reward home care agencies for the quality of care they provide, this is yet another way to acknowledge those agencies that have demonstrated their commitment to improving patient care at lower costs. The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience, and financial management leads to success,” said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager, DecisionHealth.
The entire list of 2015 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at http://www.ocshomecare.com/HomeCare-Elite.aspx.
About VNA Health at Home
VNA Health at Home, a service of KentuckyOne Health has provided home care and wellness services for more than a century. Their innovative services and specialty programs recognize the needs of each patient and promote the highest quality of life. Their goal is to ensure all services consistently exceed the government’s quality measures and the expectations of patients and referring physicians. VNA Health at Home has a team of registered nurses, social workers, companions, dieticians, aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists.
KentuckyOne Health is the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, with more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.
About National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National 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.
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 [email protected] or visit www.ocshomecare.com/HomeCare-Elite.
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.