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Conemaugh Home Health named one of the Nation’s Top 500 Home Health Agencies
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Posted: 2013-11-14

Conemaugh Home Health announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 (top 1%) and top 500 (top 5%) agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance.

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading products for home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent newsletter in the home care profession, Home Health Line.

“The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success is a tribute that managing healthcare data and utilizing it for improvement initiatives lead to high quality care, and we recognize them for their outstanding achievements,” said Mary Oakes, senior vice president of post-acute at National Research. We congratulate Conemaugh Home Health on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”

“We are proud of our team of professionals who provide exceptional home-based services that include skilled nursing care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, nurse aide
and medical social worker services,” says Denny Munko, Executive Director of Conemaugh
Home Health. “This recognition reflects their ongoing commitment to our patients.”

“HomeCare Elite recognition is a significant acknowledgement. The shift from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance payment models is reshaping the healthcare profession. And home health is proving to be an integral part of the continuum. In the face of value-based purchasing and care delivery model changes, the metrics that make up HomeCare Elite methodology shine an accountable light on an industry that may be the lynch pin to achieving affordable care at home,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.

The entire list of 2013 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com/homecareelite.

About Conemaugh Home Health
The Conemaugh Home Health team of nurses, therapists, home health aides, medical social workers and administrative staff has been serving patients and families throughout a 10-county area since 1985. Conemaugh Home Health provides exceptional home-based care that includes: skilled nursing care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; nurse aide; and medical social worker services. Conemaugh Home Health is certified by Medicare and is accredited by the Joint Commission. For more information, please call 1-800-860-6036 or (814) 534-7500.

About National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) 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.

Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., 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.

National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to info@nationalresearch.com, or visit www.nationalresearch.com.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Amy Bradley, Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (814) 534-3121
Email: abradle@conemaugh.org