MARH Home Health named to the Top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite

Published 10:43 am Friday, March 16, 2018

Middlesboro ARH Home Health announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted 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.

“The team at Middlesboro ARH Home Health has demonstrated an impressive ability to deliver great patient care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “This is due to the skill and dedication of their clinical professionals, as well as the proficiency and efforts of their quality team tracking, measuring and interpreting the data that supports the delivery of care. Together, they have earned this recognition as one of the top 500 home health agencies in the country.”

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“Being recognized as a national top-performing home health agency is a huge honor for our Middlesboro ARH team,” said Phyllis Danza, director of Middlesboro ARH Home Health. “We have been named in the top 500 for several years now, and it’s because our Middlesboro ARH Home Health team takes great pride in providing the highest quality care to our patients while visiting with them in their homes. We care for our patients like we do our families, and that makes all the difference.”

“Congratulations to those leading agencies that earned a spot on the list of the top 500 HomeCare Elite,” said Marci Heydt, senior content manager for DecisionHealth. “Middlesboro ARH Home Health and its peers have worked hard to improve quality outcomes while maintaining solid profit margins, which is increasingly difficult as home health agencies face increased regulatory burdens each year.”

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.

The entire list of 2017 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at