FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Winfield, IL, May 2, 2019 — Harbor Light Hospice has been named a 2019 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.
“We are excited to recognize the 2019 Hospice Honors recipients for their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional care,” said Misty Skinner, Executive Vice President of Services at HEALTHCAREfirst. “I congratulate Harbor Light Hospice on its success in achieving this highest of honors.”
Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of October 2017 through September 2018. Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question- by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all hospices contained in the HEALTHCAREfirst’s Hospice CAHPS database. Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions. HEALTHCAREfirst holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions. Please visit HEALTHCAREfirst’s website at www.HEALTHCAREfirst.com to learn more about HEALTHCAREfirst’s Hospice CAHPS survey program as well as the Hospice Honors awards.
About Harbor Light Hospice
Harbor Light Hospice is a hospice care provider that lends support to patients with life-limiting illness and their loved ones during end-of-life. Harbor Light Hospice emphasizes quality of life and promotes for those who choose to receive end-of-life care in a familiar setting, surrounded by those they love. Hospice services can be provided by Harbor Light Hospice at home, at a skilled nursing facility, or at an assisted living center. Their team provides support for both the hospice care patient, as well as the families that are impacted by the emotional grief of their loved one.
HEALTHCAREfirst enables home health and hospice providers to streamline and optimize their business through cloud-based software solutions and services. Thousands of agencies use HEALTHCAREfirst’s CAHPS surveys, billing, coding and OASIS review, and advanced analytics services to streamline business efficiencies, simplify CMS compliance, expedite reimbursement and improve patient care. HEALTHCAREfirst is a wholly owned subsidiary of ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD). Visit www.HEALTHCAREfirst.com or and follow @HEALTHCAREfirst on Twitter.