POTTSVILLE, Pa., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kings Home Healthcare Inc., a provider of high quality skilled home healthcare in Pennsylvania announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have awarded them the highest star rating through a new rating system for home health care providers.
Nationally, 239 of 12,261 agencies have received this top rating. In Pennsylvania, only eight agencies received this honor. Per Pennsylvania Homecare Association, only three of their 700 members in the state received this distinction. Kings Home Healthcare is the only agency in its service region to receive this coveted rating.
The Home Health Compare Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings are based on an agency's relative performance on nine quality measures tracked by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), including timeliness of care and frequency of hospital admissions. They are similar to the CMS star ratings for nursing homes and other providers. The ratings were published in July 2015 by CMS to offer more transparency to the home health industry and to provide a valuable tool for consumers and physicians to compare and select the best home health agencies.
Kings Home Healthcare, Inc. strives to achieve the "Triple Aim" of health care: high quality, low cost, and high patient satisfaction. Kings Home Healthcare CEO, Sunny Verma, MBA, and Administrator, Amanda Applegate, RN, credit their staff for their relentless dedication in delivering Highest Quality Clinical Care and Patient Experience, which has resulted in the agency's ability to achieve Medicare's highest rating. "Our people make the difference in upholding the highest standards in delivering home healthcare services," said Verma.
"Adding star ratings to Home Health Compare is another step forward in our continuing efforts to empower consumers by providing more information to help them make health care decisions, while also encouraging providers to strive for higher levels of quality," said Dr. Patrick Conway, acting principal deputy administrator for CMS and deputy administrator for innovation and quality, in a prepared statement.
"The star rating system supports our goal to pursue excellence in patient care, we are pleased to be among the best agencies nationwide and are proud of our team's commitment in delivering the highest standard of care and serving our patients and stakeholders," commented Amanda Applegate, RN, Administrator and Director of Nursing.
To view the complete Home Health Compare data sets visit: https://www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/
About Kings Home Healthcare, Inc.
Company website: www.kingshomehealth.com / Phone: 570-875-1711
Kings is setting the standard for excellence in Northeast Pennsylvania with delivery of professional home healthcare services to support independent functioning and prevent institutionalization. Their award-winning home health agency has consistently won the industry's highest recognition for care quality and customer experience.
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