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DCH Home Care Agency Ranked Among Top 5 Percent of Home Health Agencies Nationwide
11/21/2011

DCH Home Health Care ranks in the top 5 percent of home health agencies for the fourth year.

DCH Home Health Care Agency has been named in the top 5 percent of the home health agencies in the United States by a national health care information company.

The 2011 HomeCare Elite™ is a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the U.S. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The report ranked DCH Home Health Care Agency in the Top 500 of the nation’s almost 10,000 Medicare-certified home health agencies, placing it in the top 5 percent, according to the study. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

“It’s increasingly challenging to manage the cost/quality equation. The 2011 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patients with the best possible care while managing their business efficiently and effectively,” said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS and My Innerview. “This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate DCH Home Health Care Agency on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

“We’ve ranked in the top 25 percent in the nation since the study began in 2006, and this is the fourth time we’ve been named in the top 100 or 500 home health agencies in the nation,” said Marcia Bailey, director of DCH Home Health Care Agency. “Our patient satisfaction scores have also been among the highest in the country for several years.”

Bailey said the performance of DCH Home Health Agency is due to its affiliation with the DCH Health System.

“Because we’re part of DCH, we can attract some of the best nurses in the area,” Bailey said. “And because we’re connected to DCH’s electronic health records, we can offer much better care for patients who are discharged from the hospital.”

Dr. George Miller, medical director of DCH Home Health Agency, said he was proud of the agency’s showing in HomeCare Elite and in patient satisfaction surveys.

“The recognition as a Top 500 Home Health Agency in the country is especially gratifying because it demonstrates that the patients and families who depend on DCH Home Health Agency are receiving excellent clinical care and customer service,” Miller said. “That has always been the focus of the staff here at DCH Home Health.”

“The HomeCare Elite designation continues to gain significance given the regulatory changes and challenges that agencies face. Agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes,” said Marci Heydt, product manager for the post-acute care business group, DecisionHealth. The 2011 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry.

The 2011 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.

About DCH Home Health Care Agency
DCH Home Health Care Agency is accredited by the Joint Commission, licensed by the state of Alabama and certified as a Medicare provider. DCH Home Health offers skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutritional services, medical social services and personal care. The licensed, professional staff at DCH Home Health Care can provide many services in the home, including cardiac monitoring and teaching, diabetes education and management, pain management, medication education and administration and IV therapy. In addition, DCH Home Health provides several programs such as safe at home, disease management and telemonitoring. Click here for more. 

About OCS and My InnerView
As a combined business unit of National Research Corporation, OCS and My InnerView empower clients and partners throughout the entire post-acute continuum of care, including home health, hospice, skilled nursing, assisted living, and more. The company offers market-leading survey solutions, predictive tools, data analytics, quality and outcomes reporting, financial insights, and the nation’s largest comparative databases. OCS and My InnerView partner with more than 12,000 post-acute providers. For more information, please visit the OCS and My InnerView websites or call 888.325.3396 and 800.601.3884.

About DecisionHealth®
For 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, coding tools and resources and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line, Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives and industry experts enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that are relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit www.decisionhealth.com or call 877.602.3835.




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