Feliciana Home Health announced Oct. 26 that it has been named to the top 500 of the 2017 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States, a news release said.

For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

Feliciana Home Health, a provider of home health services in Clinton, is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute care services with over 14,000 employees operating more than 400 locations in 27 states, the release said.

“We commend our team members at Feliciana Home Health for their hard work and dedication in achieving this honor,” said Keith G. Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO. “Quality patient care is the top priority at all LHC Group locations and providers. We are proud to have 217 locations — more than 70 percent of our home health agencies — earn HomeCare Elite recognition.”

The ranking is developed by ABILITY Network, an information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of health care; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, the release said.

HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience, 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 9,064 agencies considered, 2,268 are recognized on the 2017 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.