Home Care Top Rating
Top 100 Rating Nationwide in 2006
The 2006 HomeCare Elite ™ is the inaugural compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. This ground-breaking review* names the top 25 percent of those agencies whose performance measures in quality, improvement and financial performance are the best.
The 2006 HomeCare Elite also indicates those providers who were included in the top 100 and top 500 of providers nationwide. The data used for this study was based on publicly available information.
Home Care of the Grand Valley rates as one of the Nations top 100 Agencies in 2006 by OCS, Inc.
*To create the list of HomeCare Elite agencies, OCS used publicly available data from Home Health Compare and the CMS Cost Reports. Three domains of performance were included in the calculation of the score - Quality of Care, Quality Improvement, and Financial Performance.
The Quality of Care measure indexes agencies' performance in each of the ten public release Home Health Compare measures, representative of care provided in the last half of 2005 and the first half of 2006. The Quality Improvement index is based on changes in the ten outcomes between data released in September of 2005 and that released in September of 2006. The Financial Performance measures represents the agencies' indexed profit margin from the 2005 CMS Cost Reports (or 2004 adjusted when 2005 data was not available).
Each agency’s performance in each of the three domains was compared against the performance of other organizations in their state and in the country. The three domains were combined into one overall score, using a weighting methodology that gives the greatest importance to Quality of Care. The top 25 percent of agencies in each region, both hospital-based and free-standing, were identified and added to the national list. Additionally, the top 100 and 500 agencies in the country, based on overall score, were identified and highlighted for further recognition.