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Utah Home Health Agencies Announced for the 2013 HealthInsight Quality Award

HealthInsight Program Encourages Excellence in Patient Care

Salt Lake City, December 11, 2013 — Today, HealthInsight, a private, non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving health and health care in Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah, presented the 2013 HealthInsight Quality Award to seventeen home health agencies from across the state.

HealthInsight Quality Award recipients are selected for; completing a quality improvement project, and demonstrating high quality health care and excellence in performance on publicly reported quality of care measures and other specified quality markers. These measures come from data that are voluntarily reported by home health agencies across the nation. The national home health rankings used to select recipients are available by visiting healthinsight.org.

"We are honored to commend these outstanding home health agencies that exemplify the improvement of health care quality and outcomes for the residents of our state," said Marc Bennett, HealthInsight President and CEO. "Their commitment to excellence in health care delivery is evidenced by their achievement of this award."

The award recipients will be recognized at the Utah Association for Home Care Holiday Award Luncheon at Le Jardin in Sandy, Utah.

The 2013 HealthInsight Quality Award recipients are:

  • Abundant Life Home Health & Hospice — South Ogden
  • Access Home Care and Hospice — Logan
  • Alpha Home Health Care LLC— Southern Utah — St. George
  • Aspen Ridge Home Health — Murray
  • Aspire Home Health — Taylorsville
  • At Home Health Care — Salina
  • Caregiver Support Network — Murray
  • Central Valley Home Health — Nephi
  • First Choice Home Health & Hospice — Murray
  • HealthSouth Home Care — Sandy
  • Heartwood Home Health & Hospice — West Jordan
  • Integrity Home Health — Brigham City
  • Millcreek Home Health & Hospice — Salt Lake City
  • Pinnacle Home Health, Inc. — Holladay
  • South Davis Home Health and Hospice — Bountiful
  • Sunrise Home Health & Hospice — Provo
  • Superior Home Care and Hospice — Murray

The HealthInsight Quality Award program was launched in September 2004 to promote transparency in health care. According to the Institute of Medicine, transparency in health care is defined as a system that is "accountable to the public, works openly, makes results known, and builds trust through disclosure." By using available quality data to identify high performing providers and publicizing the results, HealthInsight aims to help providers improve health care and help patients become more active and informed participants in that care.

The home health quality information is available by visiting www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompareor by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

About HealthInsight

HealthInsight is a private, non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to improving health and health care that is composed of locally governed organizations in three western states: Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The HealthInsight enterprise holds contracts, grants and accreditation in key areas of healthcare improvement. This work includes an Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research Chartered Value Exchange (Nevada, Utah); Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (Nevada, New Mexico, Utah); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Aligning Forces for Quality (New Mexico); Office for the National Coordinator (ONC) Beacon Community (Utah); Medicaid External Quality Review Organization (New Mexico); Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (Utah, Nevada, New Mexico subcontractor); Community Health Information Exchange (Nevada); Prescription Improvement Coalition (New Mexico); Utah HealthScape (Utah); and URAC accreditation (Nevada). HealthInsight is a recognized leader in quality improvement; transparency and public reporting; health information technology programs; healthcare system delivery and payment reform efforts; and human factors science research and application. Visit our website at healthinsight.org.

This material was prepared by HealthInsight, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Nevada and Utah, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 10SOW-UT-2013-PO-77