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January 17, 2013

At Home Care named among top home care providers

Staff Report
Cooperstown Crier

---- — A local business has been named among the top health care providers in the nation, according to a media release from Bassett Healthcare.

At Home Care Inc., a part of the Bassett network, has been named to the top 25 percent of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

According to the release, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and financial performance.

AHC board chairman Nicholas Nicoletta called the agency’s placement in the top rankings “tremendous testament to the quality of care At Home Care’s staff provides for 800 patients across four counties every day.”

“The ranking is based on concrete data regarding outcomes and quality and should provide added confidence for the patients and their families who entrust their health to At Home Care’s staff,” Nicoletta added.

According to the release, the HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The data used for the analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be found on the National Research Corp. website at