WILMINGTON — CMH Regional Health System announced that its Home Health Agency has been named a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This is the 10th consecutive year that CMH Home Health has been recognized among HomeCare Elite, making it one of only 10 agencies in Ohio to make the list for 10 consecutive years, and one of only 124 agencies nationwide (of more than 9,000 agencies reporting).
Now in its 10th year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 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.
In order 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 considered, 2,431 are elite.
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.
“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 CMH Home Health on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”
CMH CEO Greg Nielsen commended Home Health for their commitment to patient care.
“We’re proud of our home health team, who consistently embody our purpose: to treat everyone like family, providing the peace of mind that comes from receiving extraordinary care close to home,” he said. “They deliver the compassionate and high-quality care expected at CMH to patients’ homes every single day, and once again prove that they are among the very best in the country.”
“Happy 10th anniversary to the winners of the HomeCare Elite. 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. The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience, and financial management leads to success,” said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager, DecisionHealth.
The entire list of 2015 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at http://www.ocshomecare.com/HomeCare-Elite.aspx.
About CMH Regional Health System
Established in 1951, CMH Regional Health System has been providing quality healthcare to area residents for over 60 years. CMH Regional Health System’s Clinton Memorial Hospital is a 124-bed hospital located centrally in Wilmington, Ohio, only an hour drive from three of Ohio’s major metros: Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus. Clinton Memorial Hospital offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient specialized services, including emergency services, medical and radiation oncology, orthopedics, obstetrics, surgery, home health, diagnostic and interventional radiology and more.
CMH Regional Health System’s network of outpatient physician practices and services — including primary care, internal medicine, neurology, and sports medicine — extends through Clinton, Fayette, and Highland counties.