Home Care Plus earns top CMS Five-Star Quality Ratings; Home health provider achieves highest possible score in two categories

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In its most recent results, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System recognized Home Care Plus with a five-star rating in both quality and patient satisfaction. According to the data, the Lewisburg home health provider achieved the highest rating possible in both categories. The most recent ratings were released by CMS in April.

The Five-Star Quality Rating System was instituted by CMS as part of its Home Health Compare website to provide a “tool for consumers to use when choosing a home health care provider.” The system ranks providers in two categories: “Quality of Patient Care” and “Patient Satisfaction.”

The ratings are a highly sought-after indicator of quality for home health providers and seen as a key differentiator in the industry.

Home Care Plus is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute care services with 12,000 employees operating more than 400 locations in 26 states.

“Our team at Home Care Plus has achieved an outstanding recognition of quality and commitment to serving our patients, and the entire LHC Group organization extends our congratulations, said Keith Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO. “The CMS star ratings are among the healthcare industry’s best indicators of who is providing best-in-class service. We couldn’t be more proud to have a team like this helping us carry out our mission.”

In the April results, LHC Group saw 29 of its home health locations achieve a five-star rating in both categories. In addition, 210 of the company’s locations achieved a four-star rating or better in each category. LHC Group continues to lead national post-acute care providers with more of its locations achieving scores above the national average in both the quality and patient satisfaction ratings.

LHC Group, Inc. (http://www.lhcgroup.com) is a national provider of post-acute healthcare services, providing quality, cost‑effective healthcare to patients primarily within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice, community-based services agencies and facility-based services.