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Mercy Home Care Named Top 500 Home Care Provider in the Nation
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11/03/2011
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Mason City, IA – Mercy Home Care has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, and financial performance. This is the sixth year in a row that Mercy Home Care has received this national recognition.

“It is increasingly challenging to manage the cost/quality equation. The 2011 HomeCare Elite 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 and My Innerview. “This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate Mercy Home Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

Connie Morrison, Director of Mercy Home Care, credits the exceptional staff that brings quality health care to patients in their homes as to why Mercy was ranked as one of the HomeCare Elite agencies. Morrison said, “Being rated as one of the top performers in the nation in this very competitive environment shows that Mercy Home Care is dedicated to quality and performance.”

The 2011 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2011 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.

About Mercy Home Care
Mercy Home Care provides services that are Medicare certified and accredited by The Joint Commission. Helping to achieve an optimal level of health and independence is Mercy Home Care’s goal for their patients. They develop a home care plan that meets the patient’s needs by consulting with the patient, the patient’s family and physician. Mercy Home Care treats patients of all ages and with a variety of needs, from those with chronic illnesses who require medical care, to those who were recently released from the hospital that may need additional care during recovery, including new mothers and infants, and children with illnesses or injuries. Mercy Home Care helps patients manage their medications as well as provide education on how to care for himself or herself or a loved one. For more information on the services Mercy Home Care call 641-428-6444 or visit www.mercynorthiowa.com/home-care

About OCS and My InnerView
As a combined business unit of National Research Corporation, OCS and My InnerView empower clients and partners throughout the entire post-acute continuum of care, including home health, hospice, skilled nursing, assisted living, and more. The company offers market-leading survey solutions, predictive tools, data analytics, quality and outcomes reporting, financial insights, and the nation’s largest comparative databases. OCS and My InnerView partner with more than 12,000 post-acute providers. For more information, please visit the OCS and My InnerView websites or call 888.325.3396 and 800.601.3884.

About DecisionHealth®
For 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, coding tools and resources and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line, Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives and industry experts enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that are relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit www.decisionhealth.com or call 877.602.3835.

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