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HCM Named as a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite

Hill Country Memorial Home Care has been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Eliteā„¢, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Hill Country Memorial Home Care has been recognized every year that the list has been in existence. HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies in the nation.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, 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.

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.

National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to, or visit

Home Health Medicare Quality Reporting

HCM Home Care Patient Outcomes & Patient Experience Indicators

Performance period: April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016

Chart, See Table for Data

HCM Texas Average National Average
1. How do patients rate the overall care from the home health agency 89% 85% 84%
2. Would patients recommend the home health agency to friends and family 85% 80% 78%
3. How often the home health team checked patients risk of falling 99.4% 99.3% 99.3%
4. How often patients wounds improved or healed after an operation 96.3% 87.5% 90.0%
5. How often patients had less pain when moving around 72.4% 61.5% 71.2%
6. How often patients got better at walking or moving around 69.3% 61.3% 67.6%
7. How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed 74.1% 54.2% 63.9%
8. How often patients got better at bathing 77.2% 65.6% 71.5%

Learn more about Home Health Compare and Medicare Quality Reporting at