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LifeCare Achieves 5 / 5 Quality Rating from CMS

LifeCare Achieves 5 / 5 Quality Rating from CMS

Posted By || 24-Jul-2015

LifeCare was recently honored to achieve a 5 / 5 Medicare rating for being a top performing and high quality agency. Just 2.6% of agencies nationwide achieved this score.

For Immediate Release - July 24, 2015 - LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services is proud to announce that they have achieved the highest possible rating from CMS. This 5-star Medicare rating denotes their achievement of having a superior standard of excellence in serving patients and is a measurement of patient satisfaction, quality, and safety outcomes as evaluated by the CMS. It serves as a helpful indicator for patients in the search and comparison process. Agencies are scored on their ability to follow the recommended care practices, as well improvement shown by patients. These scores encompass nine of the quality measures reported by Home Health Compare, giving a general overview of agency practices and performance.

The Medicare rating system is simple. A rating of 4 or 5 stars means that the agency performed above average when compared to other similar agencies in the 9 care practices and outcomes measured by the ratings system. On the other hand, a rating of 1 or 2 stars means the agency performed below average in the 9 care practices and outcomes measured by the ratings system.

Unfortunately, the national average of home health agencies on this scale is a 3, according to new federal data. In the latest batch of ratings, only 9,359 home health agencies had sufficient data to be reported out of the more than 12,200 home health agencies listed nationwide. Of the 9,359 agencies rated, 239 agencies received 5 stars, 4,274 received 3 stars, and 201 received 1 or 1.5 stars.

At LifeCare, we are proud to be among the less than 3% of agencies nationwide to receive the highest possible Medicare rating. They are committed to serving patients with industry-leading excellence, especially in an industry dominated by mediocre patient scores. LifeCare is passionate about meeting a high standard and ensuring their valued patients receive the respectful, compassionate, and life-changing service they deserve. For more information, do not hesitate to contact their office today.

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LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services provides medical and non-medical care to patients in their home. As a family-owned business, they are one of the only providers to offer both home health and in-home services to the North Shore area. If you would like to learn more about them and the services that they offer, give them a call at 888-286-7554 or visit them online at www.lifecareus.com.

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