A total of 76 agencies, more than 13% of Pennsylvania's 553 home health agencies, were named to the 2015 Home Care Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States developed by OCS Home Care by National Research Corporation.
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Home Care Elite identifies the top 25% of Medicare-certified home health agencies and highlights the top 100 and 500 agencies overall. The list of Home Care Elite agencies is ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation and financial performance.
Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices (process measure) implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare.