Presence Life Connections
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Presence Home Care Named as Top Agency of the 2017 ABILITY HomeCare Elite
Date
12/19/2017
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Three Honored Agencies in Elgin, Kankakee, and Urbana

Mokena, Ill. – Three of Mokena-based Presence Home Care agencies have been named to the 2017 HomeCare Elite™®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.  The honored agencies are Elgin, Urbana and Kankakee. The Elgin agency has made the list every year since 2008.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

“The team at Presence Home Care has demonstrated an impressive ability to deliver great patient care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “This is due to the skill and dedication of their clinical professionals, as well as the proficiency and efforts of their quality team tracking, measuring and interpreting the data that supports the delivery of care. Together, they have earned this recognition as one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

“Presence Home Care is honored to be recognized once again as a HomeCare Elite™ awardee,” said Susan Enright, Chief Operating Officer, Presence Home Care and Interim President, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care. “Providing high-quality care to those in need of recovering in their homes, where they are comfortable, is our Mission and our privilege.”

“Congratulations to those leading agencies that earned a spot on HomeCare Elite,” said Marci Heydt, senior content manager for DecisionHealth. “Presence Home Care and its peers have worked hard to improve quality outcomes while maintaining solid profit margins, which is increasingly difficult as home health agencies faced increased regulatory burdens each year.”

HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcomes in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,064 agencies considered, 2,268 are recognized on the 2017 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.

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About Presence Home Care

Presence Home Care is part of Presence Life Connections, the post-acute and senior living division of Presence Health, offers a range of care, services and support options, including: short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers, home care, assisted living, retirement living, community and supportive living, adult day care, hospice, and Alzheimer’s and related dementia services.  Presence Life Connections has more than 35 locations throughout central and northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.  To learn more about Presence Life Connections, visit www.presencehealth.org/lifeconnections.

About Presence Health

Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois. With over 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, 20,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals Presence Health has a revenue base of $2.5 billion.

About ABILITY Network

ABILITY® Network is a leading healthcare information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. ABILITY is headquartered in Minneapolis with principal offices in Boston and Tampa. For more information visit www.abilitynetwork.com or write to resources@abilitynetwork.com.

 

For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, write to HomeCareElite@abilitynetwork.com or visit www.abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.

 

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