<HomeCare Elite Awards Recognize Both Performance and Outcomesof the most successful home care providers in the United States.

“The HomeCare Elite is published annually to recognize the top 25 percent of home care agencies based on publicly available performance measures,” says Scott Smith, Director of Marketing, National Research Corporation. “We also further distinguish the top 100 and top 500 agencies. The list recognizes those agencies that are doing more to improve performance and outcomes for their patients.”

Performance measures used to determine the 2012 HomeCare Elite included quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience (HHCAHPS), process measure implementation, and financial performance. The analysis used to develop the list is drawn from information that is publicly available via CMS cost reports and Home Health Compare.

HomeCare Elite Awards Recognize Both Performance and Outcomes , having his agency on the HomeCare Elite list has given them a huge competitive edge. “It’s particularly helpful in a saturated market like Chicago,” he says. “Doctors and referral sources in the Chicago area are being bombarded by home health agencies that are looking for referrals. Being on the HomeCare Elite list distinguishes us as one of the top 25 percent of agencies in the country, so it validates the groundwork we’ve previously laid with those doctors and referral sources quickly and effectively. There are very few agencies in our area that can say they made the list.”

Mathai says that being named to the HomeCare Elite list is an honor. “It’s a great distinction and a great commendation to each and every one of our staff,” he says. “We’re very proud of it.”

Kindred honors all recognized facilities here.