Tanner Home Health Among the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite
Posted Date: 11/26/2012
HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States, has named Tanner Home Health among the nation’s top 500 home health service providers.
Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite list identifies the top 25 percent of America’s home care agencies, and further highlights the top 500 agencies overall, ranking them by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and financial performance.
“The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community,” said Susan L. Henricks, president and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. “Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, accountable care organizations and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum. Again this year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality-focused healthcare landscape and national value-based purchasing trends. We congratulate Tanner Home Health on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”
Debbie Brock, director of in-home services for Tanner Health System, credited Tanner Home Health’s commitment to innovation and quality care for its designation among the nation’s 500 top home care agencies.
“We have been an early adopter of innovative approaches to patient care, like telemonitoring,” said Brock. “We’ve also maintained close working relationships with our referring physicians and have become integrated into the care process for a number of Tanner Health System’s services, enabling us to play an active role in reducing readmissions to the hospital and keeping patients healthy after they are discharged. If a patient experiences a complication with his or her health, we can respond quickly before that complication worsens. That’s a tremendous resource for the region’s residents.”
The 2012 HomeCare Elite is compiled by the National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line, the most respected independent newsletter in the home care profession.
“HomeCare Elite recognition continues to gain importance, given the increased regulatory mandates and the threat of shrinking reimbursement revenue,” said Marci Heydt, product manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth. “Home health 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 clinical, patient experience, quality improvement and financial outcomes.”
The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation Web site at www.nationalresearch.com.
Tanner Home Health, part of Tanner Health System, offers skilled nursing services, home health aides, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social services and more in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Heard and Paulding counties. Tanner Home Health is licensed by the state of Georgia, certified by Medicare and Medicaid, and accredited by The Joint Commission. For more information on Tanner Home Health, visit www.TannerHomeHealth.org or call 770.834.5438