Amedysis cited as HomeCare Elite for 2011

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Amedisys Home Health Care in Harriman has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite for the second time.

Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite is a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

It is presented by OCS and My InnerView, an industry leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of one of the industry’s most respected independent newsletters, Home Health Line, and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improve-ment and financial performance.

“Making the HomeCare Elite list is an important honor that shows the quality of care offered by the dedicated employees of Amedisys,” said Jim Robinson, executive vice president of Amedisys Home Health and Hospice Care.

“The one constant goal of all of our care teams is to provide the best possible health care for our patients and their loved ones,” Robinson continued. “Our employees are focused on quality every day with every patient visit, and this recognition is a clear result of their efforts.”

The HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

“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 Inner-

“This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate Amedisys Home Health Care in Harriman on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

The 2011 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry.

The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information.

“The HomeCare Elite designation continues to gain significance given the regulatory changes and challenges that agencies face,” said Marci Heydt, product manager for the post-acute care business group, DecisionHealth.

“Agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes,” she added.

The entire list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies are available online at the OCS and My InnerView  website, www.ocshomecare.com.

Amedisys Inc. strives  to deliver personalized health-care services to patients and their families, in the comfort of patients’ homes, with an estimated 10 million patient care and education encounters per year through its home health care and hospice divisions.

Amedisys of Harriman is at 521 Devonia St.

Call 882-1700 or visit www.amedisys.com for more details.