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October 26, 2018

Fisher-Titus Home Health Named as a Top Agency of the 2018 HomeCare Elite

Fisher Titus Home Health TeamThe Fisher-Titus Home Health Center has been named a Top Agency of the 2018 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This marks the sixth time Fisher-Titus Home Health has been recognized as a Top Agency in addition to being named a Top 500 Agency in 2006.

For 13 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

 “I would like to congratulate the team at the Fisher-Titus Home Health Center and thank them for their commitment to providing consistently high-quality care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “During a time of increasing demands on home health professionals’ time and attention, these caregivers and leaders have demonstrated that they have prioritized their patients and created a solid foundation for serving their communities and partnering with other healthcare providers.”

Debbi Cullen, director of Fisher-Titus Home Health, credits teamwork and collaboration for the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite.

“The Fisher-Titus Home Health team is dedicated to providing outstanding care to patients in managing their health situations,” said Cullen. “They have demonstrated that working together to provide quality care has helped Fisher-Titus once again be named to the HomeCare Elite.”

HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis across an array of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. To be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcome measures in Home Health Compare - a program created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide the public with information about the quality of care provided by Medicare-certified home health agencies. This year, 8,898 home health agencies were considered, resulting in Elite recognition for 2,223.

“Congratulations to Fisher-Titus Home Health from all of the staff at DecisionHealth,” said Marci Geipe, product manager for Decision Health. “Your leadership and staff have placed a premium on the patient care your agency provides as showcased by your quality outcome scores. The entire community benefits from the compassion that your staff shows toward your patients, leading to cost savings for the entire health care system.”

About Fisher-Titus Home Health

The Fisher-Titus Home Health Center provides home care for patients of all ages including skilled nursing services; medical social workers; home health aides; and physical, occupational and speech therapies. Also a PASSPORT provider, the Home Health Center is a Medicare-certified agency with the Ohio Department of Health and is a member of and adheres to the professional standards of the Ohio Council for Home Care and the National Association for Home Care.

The Fisher-Titus Home Health Center provides skilled services to residents of Huron and Erie counties and portions of Sandusky, Seneca, Lorain, northern Richland and northern Ashland counties.

About ABILITY Network

ABILITY® Network, an Inovalon Company, is a leading cloud-based, SaaS information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. The combination of myABILITY and the Inovalon ONE™ Platform creates a vertically integrated cloud-based platform empowering the achievement of real-time value-based care from payers, manufacturers, and diagnostics all the way to the patient's point of care. For more information visit www.abilitynetwork.com or write to resources@abilitynetwork.com.

For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, write to HomeCareElite@abilitynetwork.com or visit www.abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.

About DecisionHealth®

For over 30 years, DecisionHealth, an H3.Group brand, has served as the industry's leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with brand names such as Home Health Line and Part B News. Our unique blend of award-winning on-staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers and their administrative staffs results in business management advice and operationally focused editorial that has captured the attention of nearly 100,000 home health care professionals and specialty physician practices. For product information, call 1‑855‑CALL‑DH1 or visit www.decisionhealth.com.

Contact Deb Reed, Director-Public Relations & Communications, 419-660-2925