Texas Health HomeCare recognized as "HomeCare Elite" in 2013

         Texas Health HomeCare recognized as "HomeCare Elite" in 2013

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2013

DALLAS, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Health HomeCare has been ranked in
the nation's Top 25 percent of home health providers in an independent rating
of home health quality and performance.

The Dallas home health agency was named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite list,
compiled annually by National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth to
recognize the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Texas Health HomeCare is one of 64 LHC Group home health providers
incorporating 115 agency locations that achieved HomeCare Elite status for
2013. Texas Health HomeCare is a joint venture partnership with LHC Group, a
national provider of post-acute care services, Texas Health Resources and
Methodist Health System.

"This recognition reinforces the value that a strong, stable provider of home
health care is key to delivering quality, cost-efficient services across the
continuum of health care," said Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health
Resources. "Texas Health Resources, LHC Group and Methodist Health System
share a mission of improving the health of the patients we serve, and together
we are working to reduce avoidable readmissions and keep patients where they
want to be — recovering in the comfort of home."

Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of
Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies
overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance
measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation,
patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency,
and financial performance.

In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data
for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,969 agencies
considered, 2,496 are elite.

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.

About LHC Group Inc.
LHC Group Inc. (LHCGroup.com) is a national provider of post-acute care
services, providing quality, cost-effective health care to patients 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 and
community-based services locations in its home-based division and long-term
acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.

Benny Ross


Website: http://www.lhcgroup.com
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