MedStar VNA Named HomeCare Elite Top Agency

MedStar VNA Agency Recognized In The Top 25 Percent Nationally

ELKRIDGE, MD (December 14, 2015) – MedStar Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) announced that their District of Columbia 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. Now in its tenth 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 performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. Out of 9,718 agencies considered, 2,431 were awarded an elite title.

300x300-HomeCareElite_2015_Top_color-logo“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, Product Development for OCS HomeCare. “We congratulate MedStar VNA on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

MedStar VNA President, Traci Anderson, credits the dedicated quality team members, clinical leaders, nurses and therapists with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. “We are thrilled to be honored for the fifth year in a row across our agencies,” says Anderson. “Our team works extremely hard to deliver superior care to our patients, while also maintaining high standards, efficiency and cost-effectiveness – qualities that are especially important during this time of transition to value-based payment, healthcare reform and regulatory changes.”

“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 HomeCare Elite 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.
The entire list of 2015 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website.

About MedStar Visiting Nurse Association

MedStar VNA, a non-profit, Joint Commission accredited, in-home healthcare provider, offers skilled nursing, rehabilitation and infusion therapy for homebound, disabled and chronically ill patients in the Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia region. To support good health in the community, MedStar VNA offers vaccination and wellness programs across the region. For more information about MedStar VNA, call 800-862-2166 or visit www.medstarvna.org.

About National Research Corporation

For more than 30 years, National Research 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 [email protected], or visit www.nationalresearch.com.

About DecisionHealth®

For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis, guidance and tools that 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 subscription-based services. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in coding and OASIS-C 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.

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