Wilmington, NC, November 21, 2017 — Well Care Home Health, a leading provider of skilled in-home care, today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. All three Well Care Home Health branches across North Carolina, in Wilmington, Raleigh, and the Triad, achieved this recognition. For 12 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; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

“The team at Well Care Home Health has demonstrated an impressive ability to deliver great patient care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “This is due to the skill and dedication of their clinical professionals, as well as the proficiency and efforts of their quality team tracking, measuring and interpreting the data that supports the delivery of care. Together, they have earned this recognition as one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

Leslie Parker, RN and Senior Director of Home Health Operations, credits Well Care’s employees and innovate care model with the agency’s ability to achieve the HomeCare Elite recognition. “Well Care’s strategic plans are rooted in delivering exceptional patient care,” said Parker. “The 2017 HomeCare Elite recognition is an honor and a testament to our incredible clinicians, support staff, and quality of care. From patient intake to care delivery, our patients remain the center of Well Care’s universe,” Parker added.

“Congratulations to those leading agencies that earned a spot on HomeCare Elite,” said Marci Heydt, senior content manager for DecisionHealth. “Well Care Home Health and its peers have worked hard to improve quality outcomes while maintaining solid profit margins, which is increasingly difficult as home health agencies faced increased regulatory burdens each year.”

HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcomes in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,064 agencies considered, 2,268 are recognized on the 2017 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.

The entire list of 2017 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.


About Well Care Health
Well Care Health is a family-operated post-acute care company based in North Carolina. Headquartered in Wilmington, the company launched in 1987 with seven employees and began providing home care services to patients in New Hanover County. Today, Well Care Health is an integrated post-acute care company that encompasses the entities, Well Care Home Health and Well Care Home Care. The company serves multiple counties in North Carolina, from the coast to the Triad, and employs more than 800 people. Well Care Home Health currently has three regional offices across the state – in Wilmington, Raleigh (the Triangle), and Advance (the Triad). These home health teams provide skilled nursing, therapy, social work, and certified nursing assistance to home-bound patients. Well Care Home Care has offices in Wilmington, Goldsboro, Jacksonville, Supply and Whiteville. These home care teams provide personal care services and assistance with errands, household duties, meal preparation, companionship and more. Well Care Health’s future plans include the addition of new service lines and expansion across state lines. For more information, please visit: www.wellcarehealth.com.

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. ABILITY is headquartered in Minneapolis with principal offices in Boston and Tampa. 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 H3.Group
In March 2017, Simplify Compliance LLC announced the merger of DecisionHealth, LLC with existing brands HCPro and HealthLeaders Media, to form the H3.Group! H3.Group, with its three pillars of thought leadership, expertise, and application, provides critical insight, analysis, tools and training to healthcare organizations nationwide empowering today’s healthcare professionals with solution-focused information and intelligence to guide their organizations’ efforts in achieving compliance, financial performance, leadership, and organizational excellence. The creation of the H3.Group comes as healthcare faces an unprecedented period of transition that brings uncertainty and opportunity. As policies and regulations are revisited and payment models changed, the need for clarity, actionable guidance and expert training for all provider settings and functional areas will increase dramatically.

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.

ContactJennifer Cascio
Communications Manager
Well Care Health