OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth Announce the 2009 HomeCare Elite Top 25 Percent of U.S. Home Health Agencies

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The HomeCare Elite highlights the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified home health care agencies and has become the home health industry standard for measuring outcome performance. OCS HomeCare publishes a HomeCare Elite list of home health agencies and a more insightful HomeCare Elite Analysis Report to compare a home health agency with the 2009 HomeCare Elite. DecisionHealth publishes an in-depth HomeCare Elite Handbook and a HomeCare Elite Essentials package.

DecisionHealth commends the top HomeCare Elite home health agencies that work so hard to provide quality care while maintaining solid financial outcomes

OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth® are pleased to announce the 2009 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing Medicare-certified home health care agencies in the United States. The list is available to download on the OCS HomeCare website.

The HomeCare Elite annual review, in its fourth year of publication from OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth, identifies the top 25 percent of home health care agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 home health agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.

"The HomeCare Elite has become the industry standard for identifying home health agencies that perform at the highest level," says Amanda Twiss, president and CEO of OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate the 2009 HomeCare Elite for their continued success and commitment to both high quality and strong financial performance."

"DecisionHealth commends the top HomeCare Elite home health agencies that work so hard to provide quality care while maintaining solid financial outcomes," says Doreen Bieryla, president, DecisionHealth. "This is a big feat given the flurry of legislative and regulatory changes that present ongoing challenges for the home health industry."

OCS HomeCare provides a HomeCare Elite list of home health agencies, plus a more insightful HomeCare Elite Analysis Report for providers to compare their home health agency with the 2009 HomeCare Elite.

For a complete study of the HomeCare Elite, the HomeCare Elite Essentials Package provides tools and best practices from the top 25 percent of home health agencies to help improve clinical and financial outcomes. The Essentials Package includes the HomeCare Elite Handbook plus two accompanying audio conference CDs that focus on how home health agencies can adapt HomeCare Elite strategies, prepare for pay-for-performance, increase profit margins, boost referrals, implement OASIS-C process measures, contain costs, and boost productivity. For details about the HomeCare Elite Handbook or the HomeCare Elite Essentials Package, visit the DecisionHealth store and search "HomeCare Elite."

About OCS HomeCare
OCS HomeCare empowers home health and hospice organizations with results-driven data intelligence, plus the largest and most accurate homecare database in the industry. Homecare providers, payers, associations, government agencies, vendors, and consultants all turn to OCS HomeCare to elevate decision-making, raise the bar on results, and bring home positive outcomes. For more information, please visit the OCS HomeCare website or call 888.325.3396.

About DecisionHealth®
For more than 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, analysis, and instructional guidance with cutting-edge information sources, such as Home Health Line, the Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health, OASIS C & Outcomes Solutions, and Part B News. Our unique blend of award-winning on-staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives enables us to provide solutions, tools, and guidance that's relied on by tens of thousands of health care professionals nationwide. For more information, please visit the DecisionHealth website or call 877.602.3835.

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