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Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice in Chisago City among nation's top home health agencies

Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice has been named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite, which recognizes the top home health agencies in the country.  Located in Chisago City, Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice has been among the prestigious HomeCare Elite™ for the past seven years.

Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice (www.lakes.fairview.org/homecaring) provides home health care, hospice and palliative care to the region northeast of the Twin Cities area including Chisago, Washington, Anoka, Pine, Isanti, and Kanabec counties.

The 2013 HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States.  Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

“The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community.  Their success is a tribute that managing healthcare data and utilizing it for improvement initiatives lead to high quality care, and we recognize them for their outstanding achievements,” said Mary Oakes, senior vice president of post-acute at National Research. “We congratulate Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice on being among the top home care agencies in the country.”

“We are proud to again be included in this respected, national list,” said Karen Brohaugh, director of Fairview Lakes HomeCaring & Hospice.  “Our dedicated team of professionals is deeply committed to provide the expertise and compassion to families that need care and support, and to deliver the highest level of quality healthcare in our patients’ homes.”

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent newsletter in the home health profession, Home Health Line.  The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry.

“HomeCare Elite recognition is a significant acknowledgement,” said Marci Heydt, product manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.  “The shift from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance payment models is reshaping the healthcare profession.  And home health is proving to be an integral part of the continuum. In the face of value-based purchasing and care delivery model changes, the metrics that make up HomeCare Elite methodology shine an accountable light on an industry that may be the lynch pin to achieving affordable care at home.”


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