21 named to the top 100
LAFAYETTE, La.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2017--
LHC Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: LHCG), a national provider of home health,
hospice, and comprehensive post-acute healthcare services, saw more than
two-thirds of its locations across the nation named among the nation’s
best as part of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the
top-performing home health agencies in the United States.
For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has identified the top 25 percent of
Medicare-certified agencies and highlights 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 healthcare; and
sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the
Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.
“In an industry that is rapidly moving toward a value-based model that
identifies quality as the top differentiator, we couldn’t be more proud
of our teams of caregivers around the country for their hard work and
tireless efforts in achieving this recognition,” said Keith Myers, LHC
Group chairman and CEO. “Respected and independent evaluations – such as
HomeCare Elite – provide a great indicator of how our company-wide
emphasis on quality and service to patients is paying off, and clearly
demonstrate that LHC Group is poised to lead the post-acute care
industry as we move forward.”
LHC Group’s 2017 achievements saw 71 percent – 217 of 307 -- of the
company’s home health locations recognized:
In 2017, a total of 217 LHC Group locations qualified for HomeCare
56 of those locations were recognized as top 500.
21 locations were recognized as top 100.
“It is truly admirable how LHC Group has continued to raise its HomeCare
Elite representation year-after-year,” said Christine Lang, senior
director at ABILITY. “This year is no exception – the 2017 showing is
remarkable and something to be proud of. We are honored to play a part
in recognizing their outstanding efforts.”
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.
About LHC Group, Inc.
Group, Inc. is a national provider of non-acute healthcare services,
providing quality, cost-effective healthcare to patients primarily
within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC
Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home
health, hospice, community-based services, and facility-based services.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, write to HomeCareElite@abilitynetwork.com
or visit www.abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.
In March 2017, Simplify Compliance LLC announced the merger of
DecisionHealth, LLC with existing brands HCPro and HealthLeaders Media,
to form the H3.Group! H3.Group, with its three pillars of thought
leadership, expertise, and application, provides critical insight,
analysis, tools and training to healthcare organizations nationwide
empowering today’s healthcare professionals with solution-focused
information and intelligence to guide their organizations’ efforts in
achieving compliance, financial performance, leadership, and
organizational excellence. The creation of the H3.Group comes as
healthcare faces an unprecedented period of transition that brings
uncertainty and opportunity. As policies and regulations are revisited
and payment models changed, the need for clarity, actionable guidance
and expert training for all provider settings and functional areas will
For over 30 years, DecisionHealth, an H3.Group brand, has served as the
industry’s leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance
with brand names such as Home Health Line and Part B News. Our unique
blend of award-winning on-staff journalists and unmatched access to
health care executives, providers and their administrative staffs
results in business management advice and operationally focused
editorial that has captured the attention of nearly 100,000 home health
care professionals and specialty physician practices.
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