Centura Health at Home Agencies Named as Top 25 Percent in the U.S. by HomeCare Elite

(DENVER) Centura Health at Home is pleased to announce that all of its home care agencies have been named as Top Agencies of the 2015 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Centura Health at Home Denver, Centura Health at Home Colorado Springs, Centura Health at Home Pueblo, Bristlecone Health Services (Frisco) and Mercy Home Health (Durango) were recognized by the National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth as 2015 HomeCare Elite Winners.

Now in its tenth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Mercy Home Health in Durango was recognized as a Top 100 agency.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. Out of 9,718 agencies considered, 2,431 are elite. The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health and hospice metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent publication in the home care profession, Home Health Line.

The 2015 HomeCare Elite winners deserve credit for demonstrating high-quality care in their communities. As quality care initiatives become top-of-mind for healthcare providers, we recognize this as a remarkable achievement and are pleased to make this our 10th year of acknowledgement for top performing home health organizations, said Christine Lang, VP of Product Development for OCS HomeCare. We congratulate Centura Health at Home and its five agencies on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.

Sonya Neumann, Executive Director of Centura Health at Home Denver credits each agencys commitment to quality as the driving force for the compassionate care provided to those served.We congratulate our agencies on their dedication to excellence and stewardship which places us amongst the top 25 percent of home care agencies nationwide.

The entire list of 2015 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website.


About Centura Health at Home
Centura Health at Home provides a continuum of care that includes home care, telehealth services, palliative care, inpatient hospice care and home hospice services, rehabilitation therapies and six senior living communities offering independent living, adult day programs, assisted living, memory care and 24-hour skilled nursing care. More than 900 of the best hearts and minds in health care work for Centura Health at Home and serve in communities throughout Colorado. We are part of Centura Health, the regions leading health care network. For more information, please visit Centura Health at Home website.

About National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the companys focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. 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 about HomeCare Elite, call 888-325-3396, write to via emailor visit National Research Corporation website.

About DecisionHealth
For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industrys leading source for analysis and tools to improve revenue cycle performance, profitability and regulatory compliance. Agencies nationwide turn to DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing expert guidance through its family of online products, print solutions, and live training events. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in ICD-10 coding and OASIS-C1 through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance, and provides custom consulting services to agency leaders through its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call 1-855-CALL-DH1 or visit DecisionHealth website.