Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, Inc. has earned top honors with a five star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of patient care again for the third quarter of 2018. Allegiance Home Health is one of less than 5% of home health agencies across the United States to be given elite status by the federal government. Similar to hotel or restaurant ratings, home health agencies are given a score of 1 to 5 stars, with 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest ranking among peers.
As a five star agency, Allegiance Home Health performed better than over 95% of its peers. “The Allegiance team is truly dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for our patients, year after year,” said Rosie Inguanzo-Martin, Allegiance’s CEO. “We are so thrilled to have earned the five-star rating again – it’s a direct reflection of the commitment, expertise and leadership of each member of our amazing team.” The current star ratings began in July of 2015 as the standard by which all Medicare-certified home health agencies nationwide will be ranked. Consumers will find the ratings useful when researching home healthcare options. The most recent star ratings are made public each quarter on the Medicare.gov website. Star ratings are a reflection of the quality of patient care, safety measures, and outcomes as determined by CMS standards.
One such measured outcome is the improvement in a patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living, such as walking independently. A low rate of patient hospitalization or readmissions is also a key measure of performance for the CMS ratings. With the overwhelming task of choosing a home health provider, the star ratings should provide a consumer-friendly way to help patients and their families understand quality performance. “Patients and their families have a resource through CMS star ratings that will be the gold standard for choosing home healthcare for a long time to come,” said Joe Martin, Allegiance’s Vice President and Director of Rehab. “We continue to maintain high standards of care, consistent staffing and strong leadership for care coordination, which have each been vital stepping stones toward reaching our goal –to provide the very best healthcare services to our community.”
Allegiance customizes their care to fit each patient’s unique needs and personality, resulting in better care, and happier - and healthier - patients. Allegiance pledges to help restore and maintain maximum comfort, function and health to its patients in the freedom of their own home while creating lifelong clients through the legendary service provided by caring and professional staff.