Amedisys is a leader in high-quality in-home care. We measure our success by the quality of care we provide and the satisfaction of our patients and families.
HIGH-QUALITY HOME HEALTH
Our Star Ratings reflect our commitment to high-quality home health care. Amedisys leads the home health care industry with an average rating of 4.33 stars out of 5 for quality of patient care, with 95% of our care centers maintaining a 4-star rating or above.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes Star Ratings for Medicare-certified home health agencies on its Care Compare website. According to CMS, most home health agencies receive a rating of 3-3.5 stars, which means they are performing at a level similar to most agencies across the country. Our ratings put us 33% above the national average.
In addition, more than half of our home health agencies (166 care centers nationwide) were named to the most recent HomeCare Elite (2018). HomeCare Elite is a recognition of the top 25% of all Medicare-certified providers. This distinction shows our clinicians’ commitment to outstanding, clinically distinct care.
Amedisys hospice agencies exceed the national average in all (nine out of nine) Hospice Item Set scores that CMS uses to measure hospice quality. These measures evaluate whether patients receive timely assessments and treatment, screenings for pain and shortness of breath, and other indicators of high-quality hospice care.
Why Quality Matters
Choosing a high-quality at-home care provider may help:
- Avoid preventable hospitalizations
- Improve patient satisfaction, outcomes and quality of life
- Keep healthcare providers up to date on the patient’s progress by having eyes and ears in the home
- Save healthcare providers time by streamlining communication through 24/7 availability and quick response times
- Provide peace of mind that patients are being cared for by reliable, skilled professionals
- Ensure coordination of care and smooth transitions between different levels of care
To learn more about our at-home quality care or to refer a patient, contact an Amedisys care center near you. Healthcare providers can refer a patient by phone, fax or online by using our fast-track referral forms.