November 20, 2012, Ft. Worth, TX – Texas Cardiac Care, today announced that they have once again been recognized as a HomeCare Elite™ Winner, ranked among the top 25% and one of the top 500 overall home health care agencies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite™ is a compilation of the top-performing home care agencies in the U.S. and identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement, and financial performance.

“The 2012 HomeCare Elite™winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. “Again, this year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality-focused healthcare landscape and national value-based purchasing trends. We congratulate Texas Cardiac Care on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”

Tammie Guinn, Administrator of Texas Cardiac Care, “Our scores reflect the quality care we provide. Our experienced staff consistently provides the exceptional care for our patients.” Guinn noted this ranking also places Texas Cardiac Care as the one of the top agencies in the Ft. Worth area. “Being ranked in our area as a top performer in this very competitive environment demonstrates that Texas Cardiac Care is dedicated to our patients and their health and well being.”

“HomeCare Elite™, recognition continues to gain importance given the increased regulatory mandates and the threat of shrinking reimbursement revenue. Home health agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite™, demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in clinical, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial outcomes,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.

The HomeCare Elite™, is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The 2012 HomeCare Elite™, is co-sponsored by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare), the leading provider of cross-continuum healthcare metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, the publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at

About Texas Cardiac Care

Texas Cardiac Care is a nationally recognized leader in providing the highest quality home health care in Ft. Worth and the surrounding area. Their delivery of exceptional home care is based on their longevity and professional integrity. The care and services provided by Texas Cardiac Care enables their patients to enjoy a higher quality of life and remain in the comfort and privacy of their home. Texas Cardiac Care offers comprehensive home health services with a specialization in cardiopulmonary and chronic disease management.

About National Research Corporation

For more than 30 years, National Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.
Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.

National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to [email protected], or visit

About DecisionHealth®

For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis, guidance and tools that improve revenue cycle performance, profitability and regulatory compliance. Agencies nationwide turn to DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing expert guidance through its family of subscription-based services. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in coding and OASIS-C through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance, and provides custom consulting services to agency leaders through its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call 1-855-CALL-DH1 or visit