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VNA Care Network and VNA of Boston Named as HomeCare Elite 2015 Top Agencies

 
Boston, MA (November 1, 2015) - VNA Care is pleased to announce that its certified home health care divisions, VNA of Boston and VNA Care Network, have been named HomeCare Elite 2015 Top Agencies by OCS HomeCare, placing them in the top-performing 25 percent of home care agencies in the United States.
 
Winners of the HomeCare Elite award are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures including quality outcomes, patient experience, and financial performance. To be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare; out of 9,718 agencies eligible, 2,431 are designated as elite.
 
“I’m so proud of our dedicated staff who every day go above and beyond to deliver compassionate care to our patients. Providing the right care at this level and quality is certainly a team effort, and we look forward to continuing our work to help improve the lives of those we serve,” said Mary Ann O’Connor, President & CEO of VNA Care. VNA Care Network and VNA of Boston have consistently received high Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which O’Connor credits to the dedication, tenacity and resilience of the staff along with the organization’s continued mission to keeping those in our community healthy and at home.
 
“The 2015 HomeCare Elite winners deserve credit for demonstrating high-quality care in their communities. As quality care initiatives become top-of-mind for healthcare providers, we recognize this as a remarkable achievement and are pleased to make this our 10th year of acknowledgement for top performing home health organizations,” said Christine Lang, VP of Product Development for OCS HomeCare. “We congratulate VNA Care Network and VNA of Boston on achieving this coveted recognition.”
 
“As CMS ramps up its nationwide initiatives to reward home care agencies for the quality of care they provide, this is yet another way to acknowledge those agencies that have demonstrated their commitment to improving patient care at lower costs,” said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager, DecisionHealth. “The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience, and financial management leads to success.”
 
The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health and hospice metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent publication in the home care profession, Home Health Line.
 
VNA Care, one of the Commonwealth’s largest non-profit home health and hospice providers, and a subsidiary of Atrius Health, serves more than 50,000 patients each year.
 
About VNA Care
As the Commonwealth’s largest home health and hospice provider, VNA Care serves more than 50,000 patients each year. Founded by Massachusetts’ most established and trusted home care organizations, VNA Care Network & Hospice, VNA of Boston, and VNA Hospice Care; VNA Care has the capabilities and resources to deliver a full range of home health, hospice, and community services to patients of all ages and health care needs. VNA Care, a subsidiary of Atrius Health, focuses on promoting the health and well-being of patients and families by providing high-quality, cost-effective health care to vulnerable individuals in their homes and communities. To learn more about VNA Care, visit: www.VNAcare.org.
 
About OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management. For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888-325-3396, write to HomeCareElite@ocsys.com or visit www.ocshomecare.com/HomeCare-Elite.
 
About DecisionHealth®
For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis and tools to improve revenue cycle performance, profitability and regulatory compliance. Agencies nationwide turn to DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing expert guidance through its family of online products, print solutions, and live training events. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in ICD-10 coding and OASIS-C1 through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance, and provides custom consulting services to agency leaders through its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call 1-855-CALL-DH1 or visit www.decisionhealth.com.
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