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For Fourth Consecutive Year, Residential Home Health Illinois Named a HomeCare Elite Top Agency

TROY, MI, November 21, 2016 — Residential Home Health, a Troy, MI-based provider of home skilled healthcare services and a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), is pleased to announce that Residential Home Health Illinois has been named a Top Agency of the HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States, for the fourth consecutive year. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The Home Health Coding Center.

‘Improving quality of care and the patient experience continue to underpin a rapidly evolving healthcare environment,’ said Christine Lang, Senior Director, Product Management, for ABILITY Network. ‘At the same time tracking, measuring and interpreting data that support these efforts is becoming more complex. The 2016 HomeCare Elite winners have demonstrated the highest-quality care in their communities, which is a remarkable achievement. We congratulate Residential Home Health on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.’

David Curtis, President of Residential Home Health, said ‘I am so proud of the entire Residential team for earning HomeCare Elite status for the fourth consecutive year.  This is a testament to the daily diligence in caring for our patients and serving our referral sources, our longstanding investment in technologies and clinical programs to deliver better than market outcomes, and our desire to be the best place for our colleagues to build their skills and pursue their professional aspirations.’

‘We are proud to recognize the HomeCare Elite agencies for demonstrating a commitment to improving quality patient care at low costs. The clinical best practices and data tracking skills these agencies have implemented can position them for future success in government programs such as value-based purchasing and star ratings,’ said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager, DecisionHealth.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,406 agencies considered, 2,353 are recognized on the 2016 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.

The entire list of 2016 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.


About Residential Healthcare Group

Residential Home Health (www.residentialhomehealth.com)

Residential Home Health has been a leading provider of in-home nursing and therapy services throughout Michigan since 2001 and in northeastern Illinois since 2009. Residential is an ACHC-accredited agency and has developed a number of innovative, evidence-based clinical programs to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions, particularly for chronically ill patients. Residential Home Health has been named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the past six years and has received the coveted HomeCare Elite® designation in eight of the past eleven years.

Residential Hospice (www.residentialhospice.com)

Residential Hospice provides the full spectrum of hospice care in a variety of settings, including patients’ homes, nursing facilities, and hospitals. Residential Hospice is dedicated to providing the exceptional care patients need to maintain their personal dignity, safety, and quality of life. Residential Hospice is an ACHC-accredited agency and has been named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the past three years.

About Graham Holdings Company (www.ghco.com)

Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:GHC) is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing. The Company owns Kaplan, a leading global provider of educational services; Graham Media Group (WDIV–Detroit, KPRC–Houston, WKMG–Orlando, KSAT–San Antonio, WJXT–Jacksonville, and SocialNewsDesk); The Slate Group (Slate and Panoply); and Foreign Policy. The Company also owns SocialCode, a leading social marketing solutions company; Celtic Healthcare and Residential Healthcare Group, home health and hospice providers; Group Dekko, a manufacturer of electrical solutions for workspace power solutions, architectural lighting, electrical components and assemblies; Joyce/Dayton Corp., a manufacturer of screw jacks, linear actuators and lifting systems; and Forney Corporation, a manufacturer of burners, igniters, dampers and controls for combustion processes in electric utility and industrial applications.

About ABILITY Network

ABILITY® Network is a leading healthcare information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. ABILITY is headquartered in Minneapolis with principal offices in Boston and Tampa. For more information visit www.abilitynetwork.com or write to resources@abilitynetwork.com.

For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, write to HomeCareElite@abilitynetwork.com or visit www.abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.

About DecisionHealth®

For over 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis and tools to improve revenue cycle performance, profitability, regulatory compliance and quality patient care. Agencies nationwide turn to DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing expert guidance through its family of online products, print solutions, and live training events. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in ICD-10 coding and OASIS-C2 through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance (BMSC), and provides custom consulting services to agency leaders through its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call 855.CALL.DH1 or visit www.decisionhealth.com.