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Interim Healthcare of Coshocton receives top star rating on home health compare

| August 4, 2015

NEW PHILADELPHIA – Interim HealthCare of Coshocton, Ohio, local branch of the Cambridge, Ohio office and a longtime provider of home health care services, announced that it received a 4.5 quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS recently released its first round of Quality of Patient Care “star ratings” for Medicare-certified home care agencies. The ratings are now included in the Medicare Home Health Compare website and will be updated quarterly. The stars summarize each agency’s performance compared to other home health agencies nationally on 9 of 29 quality measures that are publicly available on the Medicare website Home Health Compare.

These include: timely initiation of care, drug education on all medications in the home and if the patient had received a flu shot during the current flu season-a way to reduce risk for more complications. Other measures include if patient improved in walking, getting in and out of bed, bathing independently from the time they started to receive home care to the time that they are discharge. The measures also compare how often patients are hospitalized while receiving home care compared to other agencies.

“Interim HealthCare is committed to providing the highest quality of home care services to patients and families,” said franchise owner, Thomas DiMarco. “Over the past years, we have served our community by meeting their needs and helping them maintain control and independence. Our culture of continuous improvement has been the driving force in helping us achieve this distinction as one of the top home care companies in city.”

Interim HealthCare of Coshocton is a locally owned franchise that is part of a national network of more than 300 franchise offices. Interim HealthCare provides diverse services including skilled nursing and non-medical home care, and healthcare staffing. Interim HealthCare employs more than 75,000 healthcare workers and provides services to approximately 50,000 people each day. The Coshocton office of Interim HealthCare is located at 420 Downtowner Plaza. For more information, visit our website at www.interimhealthcare.com.

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