AccentCare’s Home Health Achieves Overall 4.8-Star Quality Rating from CMS
DALLAS, TX— AccentCare, an industry-leading post-acute healthcare company, announced its overall 4.5-star quality rating released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on October 6, 2019. Earning this quality rating places AccentCare well above ratings for the majority of the industry.
“Earning a 4.8-star quality rating for our company is a direct reflection of AccentCare’s continuous focus on improving patient care,” said AccentCare CEO Steve Rodgers. “We take pride in knowing the communities we serve can rely on us for quality home healthcare.”
Current quality ratings reported by CMS not only indicate a rising overall score for AccentCare, up from 4.5 stars previously, but that none of AccentCare’s 70 legacy agencies has less than a 4-star rating and eight hold a 5-star rating, the highest achievable.
“Our clinicians, as well as support staff, are dedicated to positive clinical outcomes,” said Greg Sheff, MD, Chief Medical Officer for AccentCare. “I’m extremely proud of every one of our home health agencies.”
CMS rates Medicare-certified home health agencies on a number of processes and outcome quality measures including timely initiation of care and acute care hospitalization. According to medicare.gov’s Home Health Compare, the quality rating for most measured home health agencies fall ‘in the middle’ with a rating of 3 to 3.5 stars.
CMS publishes star ratings to provide information about home health providers as a tool for consumers to make informed decisions about selecting home health care agencies.
AccentCare, Inc. is a nationwide leader in post-acute healthcare with innovative care models covering the full continuum from personal, non-medical care to skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, hospice, private duty, care management, and healthcare management services. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AccentCare has over 24,000 compassionate professionals in more than 175 locations serving over 17,000 physicians and 2,000 facilities across 16 states, regionally branded as AccentCare, AccentCare of New York, Accolade, Alliance For Health, Aloha, Doctors’ Choice, Guardian Home Health & Hospice, Nurses Unlimited, Sta-Home, Steward Home Care, and Texas Home Health.
In addition, the company has over 30 regional strategic partnerships with insurance companies, physician groups, and major health systems, including joint ventures branded as AccentCare Asante Home Health, AccentCare UC San Diego Health at Home, AccentCare UCLA Health, and Texas Home Health Group, a home healthcare affiliation with Baylor Scott & White Health.
AccentCare is committed to improving the quality of living for more than 122,000 individuals each year. Its approach to care, including proprietary RightPath disease-specific programs, leads the industry in avoidance of unplanned re-hospitalizations, faster starts of care, and quality performance.