Texas Health HomeCare recognized as "HomeCare Elite" in 2013

Dec 19, 2013, 12:27 ET from LHC Group Inc.

DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Health HomeCare has been ranked in the nation's Top 25 percent of home health providers in an independent rating of home health quality and performance.

The Dallas home health agency was named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite list, compiled annually by National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth to recognize the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Texas Health HomeCare is one of 64 LHC Group home health providers incorporating 115 agency locations that achieved HomeCare Elite status for 2013. Texas Health HomeCare is a joint venture partnership with LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute care services, Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System.

"This recognition reinforces the value that a strong, stable provider of home health care is key to delivering quality, cost-efficient services across the continuum of health care," said Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources.  "Texas Health Resources, LHC Group and Methodist Health System share a mission of improving the health of the patients we serve, and together we are working to reduce avoidable readmissions and keep patients where they want to be — recovering in the comfort of home."

Now in its eighth 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 9,969 agencies considered, 2,496 are elite.

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

About LHC Group Inc.
LHC Group Inc. (LHCGroup.com) is a national provider of post-acute care services, providing quality, cost-effective health care to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice and community-based services locations in its home-based division and long-term acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.

Benny Ross