Ohio Valley Home Health earns Top 100 status

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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Ohio Valley Home Health Inc. officials say it has been named to the Top 100 of the 2015 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of 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. 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 health care 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 Ohio Valley Home Health Inc. on being one of the top 100 home care agencies in the country.”

Mike Vallee, president of Ohio Valley Home Health Inc., credits the diligence and dependability of staff with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite.

“An outstanding achievement like this is only possible when you have a team who understands how important aging in place is to our senior population. Our employees at Ohio Valley Home Health are willing to do what it takes to provide the highest level of patient satisfaction and quality of care for our seniors. We are very proud of this accomplishment,” Vallee said.

“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 OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com/HomeCare-Elite.aspx.

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