Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 09 November 2010 15:47
Marion County Home Care has been named one of the Top 500 home-health agencies in the nation, according to the 2010 HomeCare Elite.
HomeCare Elite, in its fifth year, identifies the top 25 percent of home-health agencies in the United States and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.
Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measure in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.
“The 2010 HomeCare Elite winners continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level,” said Amanda Twiss, chief execuctive officer of OCS HomeCare.
“We congratulate Marion County Home Care on being one of the top home-care agencies in the country,” she added.
“In addition, we salute all forward-thinking providers who are already working on measuring and improving their performance using OASIS-C outcomes and process measures and HH-CAHPS results. This important date will also be used in identifying the HomeCare Elite in the future.”
OASIS-C is a modification to the Outcome and Assessment Information Set that home-health agencies must collect in order to participate in the Medicare program.
HH-CAHPS, or Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, is a survey currently consisting of 32-34 questions that ask the consumer to evaluate his or her experiences with a certain home health agency.
Janet Herzet, Marion County Home Care director, credited her caring and compassionate staff for the high HomeCare Elite ranking.
“Marion County Home Care takes pride in being named one of the top home health agencies for the fourth consecutive year,” she said.
“Marion County Home Care offers personalized care bringing high quality, efficient care with the latest health care technology in the comfort of their patients’ homes.”