The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded HealthKeeperz of Scotland County with 4.5 stars in home health care! This score reflects an exceptionally high level of quality in patient care, as the average rating among home health agencies is three stars.
“Our team of home health professionals have worked extremely hard to provide their patients with the highest quality care,” said Tim Brooks, president of HealthKeeperz. “Achieving a 4.5-star rating from CMS is a huge validation of all the work they’ve put in. Our home health team is doing crucial work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’m thrilled to see them get the recognition they deserve.”
CMS’s Quality of Patient Care Ratings are calculated by combining seven criteria: timely initiation of care, improvement in management of oral medications, improvement in ambulation, improvement in bed transferring, improvement in bathing, improvement in dyspnea (shortness of breath), and acute care hospitalization during the first 60 days of home health.
CMS is responsible for ensuring that many of our nation’s most vulnerable populations receive the medical care they need—a noble cause at any point in time, but especially now, as we face unprecedented challenges from the global coronavirus pandemic. The agency sets high standards of care and its ratings matter a great deal to any home health provider. Thus, we’re extremely grateful to have passed the test with flying colors. It’s a culmination of hard work from many team members, both those on-the-ground serving patients and those behind-the-scenes doing administrative work.
“The thing about HealthKeeperz is, we function as a family,” said Mr. Brooks. “That means that this achievement was not done by one single person, or even by one team. It’s something we did together as a company by motivating, supporting, and inspiring each other on a daily basis.”
We recognize that our team members are confronting new challenges and fears brought about by COVID-19. It’s truly inspirational to see how our healthcare heroes have faced these challenges head-on, refusing to waiver in their commitment to patients. That patient-centric focus surely played a huge part in this 4.5-star achievement.
To learn more about our home health care services in Scotland County and beyond, please visit http://www.healthkeeperz.com/services. For more information on CMS’s home health ratings system, visit https://rb.gy/woykmh.