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Medistar Home Health Named to "Top 100 of the HomeCare Elite"

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Medistar Home Health Recognized for High Caliber Patient Care

Baton Rouge (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

Medistar Home Health today announced that it has been named to the Top 100 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite. This annual compilation honors the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For seven years, HomeCare Elite has recognized the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Medistar has been repeatedly ranked among the best and recognized for its commitment to making a difference in home health care.

“The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. “Again, this year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality-focused healthcare landscape and national value-based purchasing trends. We congratulate Medistar Home Health on being one of the top 100 home care agencies in the country.”

“We are thrilled to again be named to the HomeCare Elite, with the 2012 designation as a Top 100 provider. Given that there are close to 12,000 home health agencies in the United States, we are proud to be recognized as one of the top 1% in the nation in terms of quality of care, patient satisfaction and efficient operations,” said Beth Denton, CEO of Medistar Home Health. “Outstanding patient care is our top priority. We believe that our efficient processes, effective communication with our patients and provider partners, combined with our years of experience with electronic medical records and culture of personalized service and excellence, contributes to our leadership in the industry. It is an honor to be recognized for those efforts.”

The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement, and financial performance.

About Medistar Home Health
Medistar Home Health is a nationally recognized Medicare-certified home health agency, a member of the National Hospital to Home Quality Improvement Initiative, a Premier and Gold Participant in the Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign and received the Home Health Quality Initiative's Best Practices Early Adopter and Gold Medal Awards. Medistar Home Health has been serving Louisiana patients in the familiar surroundings of their homes since 1983. “Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients, our healthcare partners, and our valued employees as we provide superior quality and passionate care, while adhering to the highest standards of excellence.” To find out more, visit http://www.medistarhomehealth.com.

About National Research Corporation and OCS HomeCare
OCS HomeCare is a product of National Research Corporation. For more than 30 years, National Corporation has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today the company's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.

Currently recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to info(at)nationalresearch(dot)com, or visit http://www.nationalresearch.com.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/11/prweb10095301.htm

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