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Aspirus VNA Home Health among nation’s best home health agencies

Dec 13, 2012

Annual review places Aspirus in top 25 percent in U.S.

WAUSAU, Wis. – Aspirus VNA Home Health has been named a Top Agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™, rating it among the top 25 percent of all home health agencies in the United States.

The HomeCare Elite is a compilation of the top performing home health agencies in the nation. Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top Medicare-certified agencies.

“The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. “Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum.”

Aspirus VNA Home Health is sponsored by Aspirus, Inc., Memorial Health Center - Medford, and Langlade Hospital – Antigo.  With offices in Wausau, Rhinelander, Antigo, Medford, Stevens Point, Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids, Aspirus VNA serves the skilled health care and the supportive home care needs of people from 14 north and central Wisconsin counties.

The data used for the annual review is compiled from publicly available information that pertains to quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial performance. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. According to the review, agencies in the HomeCare Elite have clinical outcome scores that are significantly better than agencies not in the HomeCare Elite.

The 2012 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 entire list of the 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com.

About OCS HomeCare

OCS HomeCare is a product of National Research Corporation. For more than 30 years, National Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCI) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.

Currently recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.

For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to info@nationalresearch.com, or visit www.nationalresearch.com.

About DecisionHealth®

For over 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the leading source for home health news, coding tools and resources, and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives and industry experts enables DecisionHealth 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.