SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Sutter Care at Home locations in Northern California received a Top Agency award by the 2015 HomeCare Elite™ – a national honor recognizing the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.
Now in its 10th year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies in the country. The six Sutter agencies recognized this year serve Novato, Roseville, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and the surrounding communities.
"Each day our caregivers, employees and staff deliver high-quality, patient-centered care to our patients and their family members," said Sutter Care at Home CEO Marcia Reissig, R.N., MS. "We're honored to earn these recognitions every year as it reflects our ongoing commitment to providing exceptional home care."
Sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth, the award ranks high-performing home health agencies through an analysis of publicly available home health measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement, and financial performance. Out of 9,718 agencies considered, only 2,431 earned elite status.
"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, vice president of product development for OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate Sutter Care at Home on being one of the top home care agencies 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.
About Sutter Care at Home
Sutter Care at Home (SCAH) – formerly Sutter VNA & Hospice – is one of the largest, not-for-profit home health care agencies in Northern California. As an affiliate of Sutter Health, SCAH is leading the transformation of home care to achieve the highest levels of quality, access and affordability. Since its beginning in 1906, SCAH has enhanced the health and well-being of the community through a commitment to compassion and excellence to home-based services and products. SCAH offers personalized care to patients through home health care, hospice, Advanced Illness Management (AIM)®, home medical equipment and respiratory care, home infusion therapy, private and geriatric care, Lifeline medical alert services, and community flu and wellness programs. With dedicated teams of health care providers caring for more than 100,000 patients each year, SCAH offers services throughout 23 counties in Northern California. For a complete list of services and additional information on Sutter Care at Home, visit www.suttercareathome.org/.
About 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 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.
SOURCE Sutter Care at Home