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AMMC Home Health Named to the 2011 Top 500 HomeCare Elite


Shay Willis November 3, 2011

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Home Health today announced that it has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

"It is increasingly challenging to manage the cost/quality equation. The 2011 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patients with the best possible care while managing their business efficiently and effectively," said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS and My Innerview. "This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Home Health on being one of the top home care agencies in the country."

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Home Health Director Dinah Bates, RN, credits her staff’s dedication and longevity as the reasons why AMMC Home Health is one of the HomeCare Elite’s top 500. Bates said, "We also appreciate the continuous support of the Medical Center’s Administrative Staff and Board of Directors."

"The HomeCare Elite designation continues to gain significance given the regulatory changes and challenges that agencies face. Agencies that have earned recognition among
HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes," said Marci Heydt, product manager for the post-acute care business group, DecisionHealth.

The 2011 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2011 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry’s most respected newsletter Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.



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