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Brazosport Regional Home Health Named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite


Brazosport Regional Home Health announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Now in its ninth year, 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. 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 9,994 agencies considered, 2,501 are elite.

Celebrating its 20th year serving Southern Brazoria County, the Brazosport Regional Home Health provides nursing services, home health aide services, medical social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. The Team has over 270 years of combined home health experience.

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

“The 2014 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality care in their home health communities and we recognize them for their remarkable achievements,” said Mary Oakes, Senior Vice President of Post-Acute at National Research. “We congratulate Brazosport Regional Home Health being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”

“This award is directly related to the quality of care demonstrated by our Home Health Team,” said Al Guevara, CEO/President of Brazosport Regional Health System. “We are the only Home Health agency in this region who received this award and it is consistent with our mission of providing Healthcare with Excellence and Compassion.”

“HomeCare Elite recognition is a significant acknowledgement. In today’s healthcare ecosystem, it is imperative that our seniors have access to quality home healthcare in order to ensure better patient outcomes and improve overall cost, and therefore, home healthcare continues to remain an integral part of the care continuum. The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience, and financial management lead to success,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.

The entire list of 2014 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com/homecareelite.

About Brazosport Regional Home Health:
As a Joint Commission Accredited agency, the Brazosport Regional Home Health offers comprehensive, quality care to patients in the comfort of their own home. Serving the community for 20 years, the Home Health Team received a variety of recognitions including the improvement award in patient’s management of oral medications from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. Fundamentally, patients are reaching their healthcare goals in a significantly shorter amount of time and making fewer unplanned trips back to the hospital or emergency room. Home health services provided include nursing services, home health aide services, medical social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. To read more about Brazosport Regional Home Health, please visit www.BrazosportRegional.org/HomeHealth.

About National Research Corporation:
For more than 30 years, National 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 info@nationalresearch.com, 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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