Life Care at Home of Rhode Island named to the top 500 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite

CRANSTON, R.I. – Life Care at Home of Rhode Island today announced that it has been
named to the top 500 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the
top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than ten years,
HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights
the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

This is the fourth year that Life Care at Home of Rhode Island has been named to the
prestigious HomeCare Elite list. Life Care at Home of Rhode Island is part of LHC
Group, a national provider of post-acute care services with 11,000 employees
operating more than 350 locations in 25 states.

“We commend our team members at Life Care at Home of Rhode Island for their hard
work and dedication in achieving this honor,” said Keith G. Myers, LHC Group
chairman and CEO. “Quality patient care is the top priority at all LHC Group
locations and providers. We are proud to have 179 locations – more than 60 percent
of our home health agencies – earn HomeCare Elite recognition.”

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology
company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical
complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home
Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The Home
Health Coding Center.

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 9,406 agencies
considered, 2,353 are recognized on the 2016 HomeCare Elite winners list.

“Improving quality of care and the patient experience continue to underpin a rapidly
evolving healthcare environment,” said Christine Lang, senior director, product
management, for ABILITY Network. “At the same time tracking, measuring and
interpreting data that support these efforts is becoming more complex. The 2016
HomeCare Elite winners have demonstrated the highest-quality care in their
communities, which is a remarkable achievement. We congratulate Life Care at Home of
Rhode Island on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”

“We are proud to recognize the top 500 HomeCare Elite agencies for demonstrating a
commitment to improving quality patient care at low costs,” said Marci Heydt, senior
content manager, DecisionHealth. “The clinical best practices and data tracking
skills these agencies have implemented can position them for future success in
government programs such as value-based purchasing and star ratings.”

About LHC Group Inc.

LHC Group Inc. ( 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.

About ABILITY Network

ABILITY® Network is a leading healthcare information technology company helping
providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of
healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. ABILITY is
headquartered in Minneapolis with principal offices in Boston and Tampa. For more
information visit or write to

For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, write to or visit

About DecisionHealth®

For over 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading
source for analysis and tools to improve revenue cycle performance, profitability,
regulatory compliance and quality patient care. Agencies nationwide turn to
DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing
expert guidance through its family of online products, print solutions, and live
training events. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in
ICD-10 coding and OASIS-C2 through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding &
Compliance (BMSC), and provides custom consulting services to agency leaders through
its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call
1‑855‑CALL‑DH1 or visit