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For its commitment to Quality Care, Munroe Regional HomeCare recognized as "HomeCare Elite" in 2012

Ocala, FL - October 23, 2012
Munroe Regional HomeCare has been ranked among the nation’s Top 25 percent of home health providers in an independent rating of home health quality and performance.

The home health agency is honored on the 2012 HomeCare Elite list, compiled annually by OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth to recognize the top home health agencies in the United States.

Munroe Regional HomeCare is one of 63 LHC Group home health providers incorporating 134 agency locations that achieved HomeCare Elite status for 2012. LHC Group is a national provider of post-acute care. Munroe Regional HomeCare is operated in partnership with Munroe Regional Medical Center.

"Munroe Regional Medical Center is proud of its partnership with the LHC Group to provide home health services for our community through Munroe Regional Homecare, Inc."
said Rich Mutarelli, EVP / Chief Financial Officer.  "Being recognized as one of the nation's Top 25 percent of home health providers further demonstrates Munroe Regional's and the LHC Group's commitment to providing our patients with high quality and safe care."

"At LHC Group, our 8,000 employees are united by a shared purpose. In everything we do, it’s all about helping people," said Keith G. Myers, LHC Group’s chairman and chief executive officer. "HomeCare Elite recognition bears out what our tens of thousands of patients already know. All across the country and in every community we’re privileged to serve, our home health professionals are delivering superior, compassionate health care that ranks among the nation’s best."

The 2012 HomeCare Elite ranking is a compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States. Now in its seventh year, the market-leading review names the top 25 percent of agencies based on a collection of performance measures. This year, those measures include quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation and financial performance.

OCS HomeCare, a product of National Research Corporation, uses publicly available data from Home Health Compare and CMS cost reports to create the HomeCare Elite list of agencies.

The quality of care, process measure implementation and patient experience domains measure agency performance in each of the publicly reported Home Health Compare measures. The quality improvement index is based on changes in the eight outcomes between data released in July 2011 and July 2012. The financial performance measure represents agency indexed Medicare profit margin from the 2011 CMS cost reports (or 2010 adjusted when 2011 data was not available).

Agency performance in each of the domains was compared against the performance of other organizations in the state and nationwide (including U.S. territories). The domains were combined into one overall score, using a weighting methodology that gives the greatest importance to quality of care.

About LHC Group Inc.
LHC Group Inc. is a national provider of post-acute care services, providing quality, cost-effective health care to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice and private duty locations in its home-based division and long-term acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.

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