Intrepid USA Recognized Among Top Home Health Care Providers

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Eight Intrepid USA agencies ranked among top 25 percent nationwide

This recognition reflects the significant progress we continue to make on meeting our customers’ needs for quality care and reliable service

For the twelfth consecutive year, Intrepid USA Healthcare Services has been honored as one of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States by earning inclusion in the 2017 HomeCare Elite,™ an annual recognition of the top 25 percent of all Medicare-certified home health agencies in the country. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified 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 Intrepid USA 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 home care agencies in the country.”

“This recognition reflects the significant progress we continue to make on meeting our customers’ needs for quality care and reliable service,” said Intrepid USA Chief Executive Officer, Paul Foster.

“Congratulations to those leading agencies that earned a spot on HomeCare Elite,” said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager for DecisionHealth. “Intrepid USA 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, including five Intrepid providers in:

  •     Albany, GA
  •     Chester, VA
  •     Eunice, LA
  •     Raleigh, NC
  •     Wichita Falls, TX

Additionally, the Intrepid agencies in Nederland, Radford and Sweetwater were honored as Top 500 home health providers.

The entire list of 2017 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.

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For more information, please visit http://www.intrepidusa.com

About Intrepid USA Healthcare Services
The mission of Intrepid USA, is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families through home health, hospice and private care. Intrepid employs more than 2,000 personnel nationwide and operates 90 locations in 21 states. For more information or to locate an Intrepid Healthcare Office, please visit http://www.intrepidusa.com or call 1-888-800-5311.

About ABILITY Network
ABILITY® Network is a leading healthcare information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. ABILITY is headquartered in Minneapolis with principal offices in Boston and Tampa. For more information visit http://www.abilitynetwork.com.

For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, or visit http://www.abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.

About H3.Group
In March 2017, Simplify Compliance LLC announced the merger of DecisionHealth, LLC with existing brands HCPro and HealthLeaders Media, to form the H3.Group! With its three pillars of thought leadership, expertise, and application, H3.Group provides critical insight, analysis, tools and training to healthcare organizations nationwide empowering today’s healthcare professionals with solution-focused information and intelligence to guide their organizations’ efforts in achieving compliance, financial performance, leadership, and organizational excellence. The creation of the H3.Group comes as healthcare faces an unprecedented period of transition that brings uncertainty and opportunity. As policies and regulations are revisited and payment models changed, the need for clarity, actionable guidance and expert training for all provider settings and functional areas will increase dramatically.

About DecisionHealth
For over 30 years, DecisionHealth, an H3.Group brand, has served as the industry’s leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with brand names such as Home Health Line and Part B News. Our unique blend of award-winning on-staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers and their administrative staffs results in business management advice and operationally focused editorial that has captured the attention of nearly 100,000 home health care professionals and specialty physician practices.

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