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10/14/2016
Allegiance Home Health Celebrates our 5 Star Medicare Rating!

Allegiance Home Health Celebrates Earning 5 Stars On The Medicare Quality of Patient Care Rating

Boca Raton, FL, October 11, 2016 – Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, Inc has been given top honors with a five star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of patient care. Allegiance Home Health is one of approximately 2% 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. The majority of agencies nationwide and in the state of Florida received 3 or 3.5 star ratings. As a 5 star agency, Allegiance Home Health performed better than 98% of its peers.

The new 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 will be made public in January 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.

As the CEO of locally operated Allegiance Home Health, Rosie Inguanzo-Martin credits the expertise and commitment of her staff to the highest level of quality standards for patient care in the continued success and longevity of her agency. She states, “I am so proud of the Allegiance Team. This is such a great accomplishment. It is a reflection of the dedication and expertise of our amazing team along with the leadership of our Director of Nursing. We have such a great group of employees who have taken ownership of our company culture of providing care that is tops in our industry while still maintaining a personal touch with legendary customer service.”

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. Vice-President and Director of Rehab Joe Martin says, “Our consistent staffing and strong leadership for care coordination has aligned us with our goals of providing the best healthcare services to our community. Patients and their families have a resource through CMS star ratings that will be the gold standard for choosing home healthcare.”

Allegiance Home Health is proud to announce their 5 Star Rating. For more information about how Allegiance Home Health can support you or your loved one visit their website at www.ahhrehab.com or call them at (561) 367-0711.

Allegiance Home Health & Rehab Inc. is a full service home health agency that truly cares about its patients, providing each client with not only physical care, but also the emotional and intellectual stimulation to help them retain a real connection to their lives. 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 you in the freedom of your home while creating lifelong clients through the legendary service provided by our caring and professional staff. Our greatest compliment is your referral. We pledge our Allegiance to you!