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KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home in London, KY
Named as a Top Agency of the 2017 ABILITY | HomeCare Elite
London, Ky. (December 6, 2017) – KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home, a service of KentuckyOne Health, has been named a Top Agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.
The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of health care; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.
“The team at KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home has demonstrated an impressive ability to deliver great patient care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “This is due to the skill and dedication of their clinical professionals, as well as the proficiency and efforts of their quality team tracking, measuring and interpreting the data that supports the delivery of care. Together, they have earned this recognition as one of the top home care agencies in the country.”
“It is my honor and privilege to congratulate KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home in London for achieving HomeCare Elite status for 2017. This elite team of caregivers is a shining example of the excellence we strive for each and every day through our service and compassionate care,” said Trisha Crissman, COO and Vice President of Home Care and Hospice for CHI Health at Home. “As we work to provide innovative programs and solutions to positively impact our industry, helping our patients get better in their own home environment, I am confident our legacy of care will remain strong and continue to expand as a result of the quality, compassionate care provided to each patient in our communities.”
“Congratulations to those leading agencies that earned a spot on HomeCare Elite,” said Marci Heydt, senior content manager for DecisionHealth. “KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home and its peers have worked hard to improve quality outcomes while maintaining solid profit margins, which is increasingly difficult as home health agencies faced increased regulatory burdens each year.”
HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcomes in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,064 agencies considered, 2,268 are recognized on the 2017 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.
The entire list of 2017 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.
About KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home
VNA Health at Home, a service of KentuckyOne Health provides home care services throughout Pulaski County and Laurel County and hospice services in Laurel, Knox, Whitley and Clay Counties. 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, aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists and when exceptional care is needed most, and their compassionate caregivers employ a team approach to end-of-life care. For more information, please visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org/vnahealthathome.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, includes 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 ABILITY Network
ABILITY® Network is a leading healthcare information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. ABILITY is headquartered in Minneapolis with principal offices in Boston and Tampa. For more information, visit www.abilitynetwork.com or write to [email protected]
For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, email [email protected], or visit www.abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.
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