Vermont Business Magazine Lamoille Home Health & Hospice (LHH&H) today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite, recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 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, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.
“The team at Lamoille Home Health & Hospice 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.”
Kathy Demars, RN, and Executive Director of Lamoille Home Health & Hospice credits the commitment of the staff and high standards of quality with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. “I am so very proud of the work we do and this distinguished award honors the achievement of a very dedicated and engaged staff,” says Demars. “LHH&H has achieved this honor twice since 2013. It is a testament to the Home Health Agency model of care and to the experience and expertise in the home setting which has stayed especially relevant. This valued recognition is particularly meaningful as we continue to grow to meet the home healthcare needs our Lamoille County friends, neighbors and family.”
“Congratulations to those leading agencies that earned a spot on the list of the HomeCare Elite,” said Marci Heydt, senior content manager for DecisionHealth. “Lamoille Home Health & Hospice, its sister agency, The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region, and their peers have worked hard to improve quality outcomes, which is increasingly difficult as home health agencies faced 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.
[Morrisville, VT, October 31, 2017] — Lamoille Home Health & Hospice