MARH Home Health named to Top 500 of the 2019 ABILITY HomeCare Elite

Published 11:09 am Thursday, November 14, 2019

Middlesboro ARH Home Health announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 14 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, part of the H3.Group.

“We’re pleased to recognize Middlesboro ARH Home Health for exemplifying best practice in patient care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “Middlesboro ARH’s home health professionals have demonstrated exceptional commitment to care quality and the patient experience.”

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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 Middlesboro ARH Home Health from all of the staff at DecisionHealth,” said Marci Geipe, product manager at DecisionHealth. “Your leadership and staff have placed a premium on the patient care your agency provides, as showcased by your quality outcome scores. The entire community benefits from the compassion that your staff shows toward your patients, leading to cost savings for the entire healthcare system.”

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 8,818 agencies considered, 2,207 are recognized on the 2019 HomeCare Elite winners list overall. The entire list of 2019 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at