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Fifth Year in a Row Mercy Home Care Named Top 500 Home Health Care Provider in the Nation
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11/30/2010
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Mason City, IA – Mercy Home Care has been named one of the top 500 home health agencies in the country, according to the 2010 HomeCare Elite™. Now in its fifth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance. This is the fifth year Mercy Home Care has been recognized by HomeCare Elite as a top provider.

"As a 2010 HomeCare Elite winner, Mercy Home Care continues to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level," said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate them 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.'

'On the fifth anniversary of HomeCare Elite, DecisionHealth would like to congratulate all of the winners who have achieved excellent clinical and financial outcomes, especially during times of such drastic regulatory changes," added Marci Heydt, executive editor of DecisionHealth’s Home Health Line.

The 2010 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2010 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of home care information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2010 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 provides, visit www.mercynorthiowa.com and select services or call 641-422-6444 or 1-800-274-5285.

About OCS HomeCare
OCS HomeCare empowers home health and hospice organizations with results-driven data intelligence, plus the largest and most accurate homecare database in the industry. Homecare providers, payers, associations, government agencies, vendors, and consultants all turn to OCS to elevate decision-making, raise the bar on results, and bring home positive outcomes. For more information about OCS HomeCare, please visit www.ocshomecare.com or call 888.325.3396.

About DecisionHealth®
For more than 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with cutting edge information sources such as Part B News, Home Health Line, Medicare Compliance Alert, Inside the Joint Commission and Specialty Coders Pink Sheets. Our unique blend of award-winning on-staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers, healthcare organization managers and their revenue-cycle staffs enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that’s 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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