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Backus Home Health Care named Top Agency of the HomeCare Elite

November 5, 2013

NORWICH – Backus Home HealthCare announced that it has been named to the Top Agency List of the 2013 HomeCare Eilte™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the U.S.

In its eighth year, HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25% of Medicare-certified agencies across the country and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.  Winners, such as Backus Home Health Care, 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 Care Compare.  Out of 9,969 agencies nationwide that had qualifying data, 2,496 are considered elite.

“Recognition as a HomeCare Elite agency is a significant recognition,” said Dee Boisclair, Backus Director of Finance and Executive Director of Backus Home Health Care.  “Changes in health care are unfolding rapidly.  The emphasis to provide a continuum of care, including care in the home, is becoming of increasing importance in health care delivery.  This designation confirms that the staff and health care providers at Backus Home Health Care are successfully are continually meeting quality, safety and efficiency standards.”

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, provider of home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line.

“The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success is a tribute that managing healthcare data and utilizing it for improvement initiatives lead to high quality care, and we recognize them for their outstanding achievements,” said Mary Oakes, Senior Vice President of Post-Acute at National Research. “We congratulate Backus Home Health Care on being recognized as a top home care agency.”

The entire list of 2013 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at