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VNA Health at Home Named as a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite
Lexington, Ky. (November 7, 2016) - VNA Health at Home, a service of KentuckyOne Health, announced that it has been named as a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.
This is the third time VNA Health at Home in Lexington has earned “elite” status. They are also joined by their sister locations in this year’s achievement. VNA Health at Home in Louisville, KY and Clarksville, IN were named a Top 500 winner for 2016. This is the 10th year VNA Health at Home in Louisville has been recognized as an elite agency and the eighth year for VNA Health at Home in Clarksville.
The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The Home Health Coding Center.
“Improving quality of care and the patient experience continue to underpin a rapidly evolving healthcare environment,” said Christine Lang, Senior Director, Product Management, for ABILITY Network. “At the same time tracking, measuring and interpreting data that support these efforts is becoming more complex. The 2016 HomeCare Elite winners have demonstrated the highest-quality care in their communities, which is a remarkable achievement. We congratulate VNA Health at Home on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”
“We are proud to recognize the HomeCare Elite agencies for demonstrating a commitment to improving quality patient care at low costs. The clinical best practices and data tracking skills these agencies have implemented can position them for future success in government programs such as value-based purchasing and star ratings,” said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager, DecisionHealth.
“I am very proud to recognize VNA Health at Home as a HomeCare Elite Top Agency for 2016. This is a distinguished award in our industry and I am very proud of their achievement. Their dedication to providing quality, compassionate care not only positively impacts our patients, but also contributes to the health and wellness of our communities,” said Ron Evans, Regional Vice President, KentuckyOne Health VNA Health at Home.
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 9,406 agencies considered, 2,353 are recognized on the 2016 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.
The entire list of 2016 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 has provided home care and wellness services for 125 years throughout the Commonwealth. 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.
For more information please visit www.kentuckyonehealth.org/vnahealthathome.
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, write to [email protected] or visit www.abilitynetwork.com/hce.
For over 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis and tools to improve revenue cycle performance, profitability, regulatory compliance and quality patient care. 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-C2 through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC), 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.