COLUMBIA, S.C. – In its most recent report, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System recognized Providence Home Health with a 5-star rating in both quality and patient satisfaction. According to the data, the Columbia home health provider achieved the highest rating possible in both categories.
Providence Home Health is a home health partner of Providence Hospital and part of a joint venture partnership with LHC Group, a national provider of in-home healthcare services with 32,000 employees operating locations in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
The CMS Star Ratings – issued quarterly – are highly sought after by home health providers and seen as a key differentiator and indicator of overall quality and excellence in the home health industry.
The star rating system was instituted by CMS as part of its Home Health Compare website to provide a “tool for consumers to use when choosing a home health care provider.” The system ranks providers in two categories: “Quality of Patient Care” and “Patient Satisfaction.”
The professional clinicians and support staff at Providence Home Health serve the residents of Columbia and the surrounding region with quality healthcare in their home or at their place of residence. Home health care is an effective and affordable solution for many patients’ post-acute care needs and situations. Home health professionals treat a wide range of medical conditions, allowing patients to rest and recover in the comfort of home.
“LHC Group is proud of the team at Providence Home Health and its exemplary performance,” said Keith Myers, LHC Group’s chairman and chief executive officer. “The CMS star ratings are among the healthcare industry’s best indicators of who is providing best-in-class service, and this team of healthcare professionals continues to demonstrate its commitment to excellence.”
About LHC Group, Inc.
LHC Group, Inc. is a national provider of in-home healthcare services and innovations, providing quality, value-based healthcare to patients primarily within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group’s services cover a wide range of healthcare needs for patients and families dealing with illness, injury, or chronic conditions. The company’s 32,000 employees deliver home health, hospice, home and community based services, and facility-based care in 35 states and the District of Columbia – reaching 60 percent of the U.S. population aged 65 and older. LHC Group is the preferred in-home healthcare partner for 350 leading hospitals around the country.