Press Release

More Than 70 Percent of LHC Group Home Care Locations Rank Among Nation’s Best

October 19, 2017

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 Elite status.
  • 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.

LHC 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 resources@abilitynetwork.com.

For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, write to HomeCareElite@abilitynetwork.com or visit www.abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.

About H3.Group

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 increase dramatically.

About DecisionHealth

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.

Source: LHC Group, Inc.

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