(1/24/12) - McLeod Home Health has been named as one of the Top 500 Home Health agencies in the country. The only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry, the 2011 Top 500 HomeCare Eliteâ„˘ acknowledgment places McLeod Home Health in the top five percent of home health agencies in the U.S. HomeCare Elite is a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies by OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, and financial performance.
Sandra Stephenson, Administrator of McLeod Home Health, credits her seasoned staff, their commitment to excellence, and their understanding of OASIS with the company's ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. OASIS, the Outcome and ASsessment Information Set is a group of data elements that represent core items of a comprehensive assessment for an adult home care patient; and form the basis for measuring patient outcomes for purposes of outcome-based quality improvement (OBQI). OASIS is also a key component of Medicare's partnership with the home care industry to foster and monitor improved home health care outcomes
"We greatly appreciate our physicians who refer their patients to us and help us ensure that together we provide the highest level of quality care to the patients we serve," said Stephenson.
"It is increasingly challenging to manage the cost/quality equation. The 2011 winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patients with the best possible care while managing their business efficiently and effectively," said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information. "This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate McLeod Home Health on being one of the top home care agencies in the country."
"The HomeCare Elite designation continues to gain significance given the regulatory changes and challenges that agencies face. Agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes," said Marci Heydt, product manager for DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry's most respected independent newsletter.
About McLeod Home Health
McLeod Home Health has provided comprehensive home health services in northeastern South Carolina since 1995. The professionally trained staff works with the patient, physician and family to develop individualized home health care plans for patients of all ages. The home health staff includes registered nurses, occupational, physical and speech therapists, home health aides and case managers. McLeod Home Health serves patients in Florence, Marion, Dillon, Lee and Darlington counties 24-hours a day, seven days a week.