Middlesboro ARH Home Health Named to Top 500 of the 2019 ABILITY HomeCare Elite


Middlesboro ARH Home Health announced today that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

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, part of the H3.Group.

“We’re pleased to recognize Middlesboro ARH Home Health for exemplifying best practice in patient care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “Middlesboro ARH’s home health professionals have demonstrated exceptional commitment to care quality and the patient experience.”

"Being recognized as a national top-performing home health agency is a huge honor for our Middlesboro ARH team,” said Phyllis Danza, director of Middlesboro ARH Home Health. “We have been named in the top 500 for several years now, and it’s because our Middlesboro ARH Home Health team takes great pride in providing the highest quality care to our patients while visiting with them in their homes. We care for our patients like we do our families, and that makes all the difference.”

“Congratulations to Middlesboro ARH Home Health from all of the staff at DecisionHealth,” said Marci Geipe, product manager at DecisionHealth. “Your leadership and staff have placed a premium on the patient care your agency provides, as showcased by your quality outcome scores. The entire community benefits from the compassion that your staff shows toward your patients, leading to cost savings for the entire healthcare system.”

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 8,818 agencies considered, 2,207 are recognized on the 2019 HomeCare Elite winners list overall. The entire list of 2019 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.

Photo: Middlesboro ARH Home Health team (back row): Director Phyllis Danza, Lola Brock, CNA, Deborah Roberts, RN, Amy Davis, Clinical Nurse Manager. Front row: Nicia Jackson, Physical Therapist and Tammy Hurst, RN.


About Middlesboro ARH Home Health

Middlesboro ARH Home Health specializes in helping clients make the transition from hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing homes to home care. In addition, primary providers can refer clients to home health services. Our team of highly skilled home health professionals is always available to answer your medical needs in the privacy of your home. Whether it is skilled nursing, therapy services, or medical social services, ARH has the experience, knowledge, and compassion to help you gain the most from your home health experience.

About ABILITY® Network

ABILITY Network, an Inovalon Company, is a leading cloud-based, SaaS information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. The combination of myABILITY and the Inovalon ONE® Platform creates a vertically integrated cloud-based platform empowering the achievement of real-time value-based care from payers, manufacturers and diagnostics, all the way to the patient’s point of care. 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 http://www.abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.

About H3.Group

In March 2017, Simplify Compliance LLC announced the merger of DecisionHealth, LLC with existing brands HCPro and HealthLeaders Media, to form the H3.Group! H3.Group, with its three pillars of thought leadership, expertise, and application, provides critical insight, analysis, tools and training to healthcare organizations nationwide empowering today’s healthcare professionals with solution-focused information and intelligence to guide their organizations’ efforts in achieving compliance, financial performance, leadership, and organizational excellence. The creation of the H3.Group comes as healthcare faces an unprecedented period of transition that brings uncertainty and opportunity. As policies and regulations are revisited and payment models changed, the need for clarity, actionable guidance and expert training for all provider settings and functional areas will increase dramatically.

About DecisionHealth

For over 30 years, DecisionHealth, an H3.Group brand, has served as the industry’s leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with brand names such as Home Health Line and Part B News. Our unique blend of award-winning on-staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers and their administrative staffs results in business management advice and operationally focused editorial that has captured the attention of nearly 100,000 home health care professionals and specialty physician practices.

About Appalachian Regional Healthcare

ARH is a not-for-profit health system operating 13 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, Martin, McDowell, Middlesboro, Prestonsburg, West Liberty, Whitesburg and South Williamson in Kentucky and Beckley and Hinton in West Virginia, as well as multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores and retail pharmacies. ARH employs more than 6,000 people with an annual payroll and benefits of $330 million generated into our local economies. ARH also has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members. ARH is the largest provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia

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