Home Health In Little Rock Named To Top 500 Of 2016 Homecare Elite

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Baptist Health Home Health Network-Little Rock 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 10 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company for healthcare providers and payers; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, the homecare industry’s leading source for analysis and tools to improve revenue cycle performance, profitability, regulatory compliance and quality patient care.

“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. “The 2016 HomeCare Elite winners have demonstrated the highest-quality care in their communities, which is a remarkable achievement. We congratulate Baptist Health Home Health Network-Little Rock on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”

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 overall.

Baptist Health credits its employees and their dedication to their patients with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite.

“While we have some of the most qualified clinical personnel in the state, I truly believe it’s our employees’ ability to sympathize with their patients during one-on-one time together and the compassionate care they provide that makes our team awesome,” said Rick Shelton, BHHHN administrator and director.

“We are proud to recognize the top 500 HomeCare Elite agencies for demonstrating a commitment to improving quality patient care at low costs. 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,” said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager, DecisionHealth.

The entire list of 2016 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at

About Baptist Health

Baptist Health is the state’s most comprehensive healthcare system. With more than 180 points of access, including eight hospitals, Baptist Health is committed to delivering All Our Best in healthcare to the people of Arkansas.  For more information about Baptist Health services, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-B-A-P-T-I-S-T.

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. For more information, visit or email For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, email 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. For more information, call 1-855-CALL-DH1 or visit