Contact: Louie Vitug, President-CEO
Care-Pro Home Health System Inc.
520-B East 12 MIle Rd.
Madison Heights, MI 48071
CARE-PRO HOME HEALTH SYSTEM
RECOGNIZED AS TOP AGENCY OF THE 2012 HOMECARE ELITE™
Madison Heights, MI – Care-Pro Home Health System, a Medicare certified and CHAP accredited home health agency serving patients in the state of Michigan, is proud to announce that it has been named to the 2012 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite recognition identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement, and financial performance.
Care-Pro Home Health System’s President and CEO, Louie Vitug, credits the tireless efforts of all agency personnel as well as the sincere desire to make a real difference in patients’ health and well being with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite™. “Being recognized in the HomeCare Elite for three consecutive years is fruition of our unrelenting commitment to quality care and positive outcomes; we want to provide the best care for the senior population” said Mr. Vitug.
“HomeCare Elite™ recognition continues to gain importance given the increased regulatory mandates and the threat of shrinking reimbursement revenue. Home health 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 clinical, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial outcomes,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.
“The 2012 HomeCare Elite™ winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. “Again, this year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality-focused healthcare landscape and national value-based purchasing trends. We congratulate Care-Pro Home Health System on being recognized as a top home care agency.”
The HomeCare Elite™ is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is co-sponsored by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare); the leading provider of cross-continuum healthcare metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, the publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information.