February 9, 2007

Home Care Services lauded in national review

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Stephan Russ, M.D.

Home Care Services lauded in national review

Vanderbilt Home Care Services has been named to the 2006 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the nation.

This inaugural review names the Medicare-certified agencies whose performance measures in quality, improvement and financial performance are among the top 25 percent of providers nationwide.

“We are delighted to be recognized as one of the nation's top home health programs,” said Laura Beth Brown, president of Vanderbilt Home Care Services.

“There are about 8,800 Medicare-certified home health agencies in the United States. We have worked very hard to achieve this designation.

“Being ranked among the top 25 percent is a great achievement for us.”

There are 210 Medicare-certified home health programs within Tennessee, and only 16 of those made HomeCare Elite's list.

Only Vanderbilt's program, which is not-for-profit, and two other for-profit home health programs from this region achieved designation.

The 2006 HomeCare Elite, brought to the industry by health care informatics company OCS Inc., is the first performance recognition of its kind for the nation's home health programs.

The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information.