The Granite Falls Home Care Department has once again been named as one of the top 100 agencies in the nation.
The 2012 HomeCare Elite™ is the compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. Now in its seventh year, this market-leading review names the top 25% of agencies based on performance measures. This year those measures include quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation, and financial management. The 2012 HomeCare Elite™ also recognizes the Top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide. The data for this study is based on publicly available information.
OCS HomeCare, a product of National Research Corporation, uses publicly available data from Home Health Compare and the CMS Cost Reports to create the HomeCare Elite List of agencies. Five domains of performance were cumulatively analyzed—quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience (HHCAHPS), process measure implementation, and financial performance.
The quality of care, process measure implementation, and patient experience domains measure agency performance in each of the publicly-reported Home Health Compare measures. The quality improvement index is based on changes in the 8 outcomes between data released in July 2011 and July 2012. The financial performance measure represents agency indexed Medicare profit margin from the 2011 CMS Cost Reports (or 2010 adjusted when 2011 data was not available).
Agency performance in each of the domains was compared against the performance of other organizations in their state and nationwide (including U.S. territories). The domains were combined into one overall score, using a weighting methodology that gives the greatest importance to quality of care. The top 25% of agencies in each region, both facility-based and free-standing, were identified and added to the national list. Plus, the top 100 and 500 agencies in the nation were recognized based on overall score.
National Research Corporation is proud to partner with DecisionHealth for this popular recognition program for the home care profession.