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Published on October 27, 2016

UHS Home Care among top 25% of agencies nationwide

UHS Home Care continues to earn recognition in the home healthcare field nationally.

The organization has been named a “HomeCare Elite® Top 25%” agency for 2016.

HomeCare Elite is an annual recognition of the top-performing Medicare-certified home health agencies in the United States.

This market-leading recognition program, from ABILITY® Network and DecisionHealth, names the top 25 percent of home care providers as determined by several key measures.

The ranking uses publicly available data from “Home Health Compare” and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ cost reports.

To be included in the annual calculation, a home health agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome measure in “Home Health Compare.”

Quality of care, quality improvement, the patient experience, process measure implementation and financial performance are all analyzed.

UHS Home Care has earned the designation for nine of the 11 years since the national recognition program was launched.

The agency’s success in caring for patients across the Southern Tier can be attributed to its staff of outstanding clinical professionals, said Karla Dotts, RN, vice president for Clinical Services and chief operating officer of UHS Home Care.

“This recurring recognition is a testament to the dedication of the entire home care team and the excellent service they provide to our patients every day,” she said.

UHS Home Care, made up of Twin Tier Home Health and Professional Home Care, has been offering home nursing and related services for more than two decades.

It is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and certified by Medicare.

The organization offers in-home nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapy; sleep and respiratory/oxygen therapy; durable medical equipment; and an array of additional services for people recovering from illness, surgery or recent hospitalization and for those living with chronic disease.

Services are provided across southern New York, including in Broome, Chenango, Tioga and Delaware counties.