HHCAHPS Honors recognizes home health agencies providing the best patient experiences

Springfield, Missouri – November 1, 2016 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, recently announced the 2016 HHCAHPS Honors Recipients, a prominent program recognizing home health agencies that provide the highest level of quality as measured from the patient’s point of view. The official list of recipients was unveiled last week at the Welcome Reception of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

“HHCAHPS Honors is a landmark compilation of home health providers that provide the best patient experiences,” said Bobby Robertson, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I am proud to call these agencies clients of HEALTHCAREfirst and look forward to seeing even more high performing home health providers recognized in years to come.”

Developed by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, HHCAHPS Honors acknowledges the highest performing agencies by first analyzing performance on Question 25 – Willingness to Recommend as a qualifier and then analyzing performance on 18 other questions that comprise the publicly reported measures over a twelve-month period. HHCAHPS Honors recipients include those agencies scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Average on at least 85% of the evaluated questions. HEALTHCAREfirst holds a special recognition, HHCAHPS Honors Elite, to honor home health agencies scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Average on 100% of the evaluated questions. Award criteria were based on HHCAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of April 2015 through March 2016.

HHCAHPS Honors methodology and a full list of 2016 HHCAHPS Honors recipients can be found at www.healthcarefirst.com/hhcahps-honors/.
For more information about HEALTHCAREfirst’s HHCAHPS program or performance improvement, visit the company’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com or call 800.841.6095.