Carter Healthcare Makes 2018 HomeCare Elite List
December 17, 2018 - 



OKLAHOMA CITY, December 17, 2018 — Carter Healthcare announced today that it has been named to the 2018 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 13 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted 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. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.


“I would like to congratulate the team at Carter Healthcare and thank them for their commitment to providing consistently high-quality care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “During a time of increasing demands on home health professionals’ time and attention, these caregivers and leaders have demonstrated that they have prioritized their patients and created a solid foundation for serving their communities and partnering with other healthcare providers.”


Brad Carter, chief operations officer at Carter Healthcare, credits the dedication of the clinical staff with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. “Every day our team members are striving to provide the very best care to help people live better lives. Achieving recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite is confirmation of just how successful our team has been at providing the highest quality care for our patients,” said Carter.


The following Carter Healthcare locations made the ABILITY ¦ HomeCare Elite list for 2018:


Top 100 (Top 1% Nationwide)

·         Ardmore/Durant (Okla.) – This is the fifth time the Ardmore provider has been ranked among the top one percent in the nation.


Top 500 (Top 4% Nationwide)

·         Austin/Kerrville/Pearsall/San Antonio/Victoria (Texas)

·         Houston/Beaumont/Livingston (Texas)

·         Largo/New Port Richey (Fla.)

·         San Angelo/Abilene (Texas)

·         Steubenville, Ohio


Top 25%

·         Boca Raton, Fla.

·         Bonner Springs (now Topeka), Kan.

·         Brady/Brownwood (Texas)

·         Del Rio/Ozona (Texas)

·         Greensburg, Pa.

·         Lawton/Altus/Chickasha (Okla.)

·         McAlester, Okla.

·         Melbourne/Orlando (Fla.)

·         Oklahoma City/Clinton/Enid/Norman/Shawnee/Stillwater (Okla.)

·         Tampa, Fla.

·         Tulsa/Bartlesville/Grove/Muskogee/Okmulgee/Tahlequah/Vinita (Okla.)


“Congratulations to Carter Healthcare from all of the staff at DecisionHealth,” said Marci Geipe, product manager for Decision Health. “Your leadership and staff have placed a premium on the patient care your agency provides as showcased by your quality outcome scores. The entire community benefits from the compassion that your staff shows toward your patients, leading to cost savings for the entire healthcare system.”


HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcomes in Home Health Compare. Out of 8,898 agencies considered, 2,223 are recognized on the 2018 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.


The entire list of 2018 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at


About Carter Healthcare

Since 1989, Oklahoma City-based Carter Healthcare has been a leading healthcare provider focused on delivering outcomes-based results and the highest quality of home health and hospice care, at-home medical equipment, and pharmacy services to thousands of clients in the comfort of their homes. With locations in Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas, Carter Healthcare continues to help people live better lives. For more information, visit


About ABILITY Network

ABILITY Network, an Inovalon Company (NASDAQ:INOV), is a leading cloud-based, SaaS information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. The combination of myABILITY and the Inovalon ONE™ Platform creates a vertically integrated cloud-based platform empowering the achievement of real-time value-based care from payers, manufacturers and diagnostics, all the way to the patient’s point of care. For more information, visit or write to [email protected]. For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888.572.4009, write to [email protected] or visit


About H3.Group

In March 2017, Simplify Compliance LLC announced the merger of DecisionHealth, LLC with existing brands HCPro and HealthLeaders Media, to form the H3.Group! H3.Group, with its three pillars of thought leadership, expertise, and application, provides critical insight, analysis, tools and training to healthcare organizations nationwide empowering today’s healthcare professionals with solution-focused information and intelligence to guide their organizations’ efforts in achieving compliance, financial performance, leadership, and organizational excellence. The creation of the H3.Group comes as healthcare faces an unprecedented period of transition that brings uncertainty and opportunity. As policies and regulations are revisited and payment models changed, the need for clarity, actionable guidance and expert training for all provider settings and functional areas will increase dramatically.


About DecisionHealth

For over 30 years, DecisionHealth, an H3.Group brand, has served as the industry’s leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with brand names such as Home Health Line and Part B News. Our unique blend of award-winning on-staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers and their administrative staffs results in business management advice and operationally focused editorial that has captured the attention of nearly 100,000 home health care professionals and specialty physician practices.