First Class Healthcare

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Amarillo, Texas (TX).

First Class Healthcare is a for-profit home care agency based at 1619 South Kentucky Suite #A 502 in Amarillo, TX. The agency services an area over 1,400 square miles in size with over 210,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 2005. A total of 2,134 Medicare visits were made to 66 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $400,702 for these services.

First Class Healthcare offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are more likely to get better at taking their medicines correctly, when compared to other agencies in the state. However, patients are not as likely to get better at walking or moving around, get better at getting in and out of bed, have improvement in bladder control, have less pain when moving around, be short of breath less often, and need urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Proprietary

Certification Date

05/24/2005

Address

1619 South Kentucky Suite #A 502
Amarillo, TX 79102

Phone Number

(806) 352-9992

Geographic Coordinates

35.197289, -101.869536
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

79012, 79015, 79019, 79101, 79102, 79103, 79104, 79105, 79106, 79107, 79108, 79109, 79110, 79118, 79119, 79121
* Zip codes where this agency provide services.

Services

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Nursing Care Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers nursing care services. Services are performed by a registered or licensed nurse. Typically, these services are only provided when; a physician orders this type of care, care must be provided on an intermittent or hourly basis, care is reasonable and necessary for the treatment of the patient's illness or injury, and the care is not custodial in nature.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Amarillo
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Potter County
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Texas
1,775 (100.00%) Offer this Service
United States
8,789 (100.00%) Offer this Service

Occupational Therapy Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers occupational therapy services. This service attempts to improve the patient's abilities in daily living, increase awareness of body and surroundings, improve recognition, and teach techniques to simplify tasks.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Amarillo
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Potter County
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Texas
1,616 (91.04%) Offer this Service
United States
7,902 (89.91%) Offer this Service

Speech Pathology Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers speech pathology services. Care givers assess, diagnose, and treat the patient's illnesses and disabilities effecting their speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive communications.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Amarillo
12 (92.31%) Offer this Service
Potter County
12 (92.31%) Offer this Service
Texas
1,560 (87.89%) Offer this Service
United States
7,452 (84.79%) Offer this Service

Physical Therapy Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers physical therapy services. Services may be provided by nurses, therapists, social workers or home health aides. Typical sessions are one hour in length and are on a one to one basis between the patient and the care giver. A mobile clinic or portable treatment equipment may be used.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Amarillo
12 (92.31%) Offer this Service
Potter County
12 (92.31%) Offer this Service
Texas
1,731 (97.52%) Offer this Service
United States
8,535 (97.11%) Offer this Service

Medical Social Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers medical social services. This service helps each patient cope with social, psychological, and medical issues arising from an illness or injury. Care givers often act as a mediator between the patient, family, medical personnel, and community.

This Provider This Provider
No
Amarillo
9 (69.23%) Offer this Service
Potter County
9 (69.23%) Offer this Service
Texas
1,566 (88.23%) Offer this Service
United States
7,155 (81.41%) Offer this Service

Home Health Aide Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers home health aide services. Aides provide housekeeping, personal care, and dietary services. Typically, records are kept of the services provided and the patient's condition.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Amarillo
9 (69.23%) Offer this Service
Potter County
9 (69.23%) Offer this Service
Texas
1,644 (92.62%) Offer this Service
United States
8,530 (97.05%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

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Less Pain when Moving Around

The percentage of patients who have less pain when moving around. This measure identifies the frequency that pain interferes with a patients' activities. [1] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
Less Than 5.00%
Amarillo
49.22%
Potter County
49.22%
Texas
57.11%
United States
61.85%

Better at Bathing

The percentage of patients who get better at bathing. This measure identifies patients' ability to safely bathe their entire body in the shower or bath tub. [2] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
57.00%
Amarillo
66.56%
Potter County
66.56%
Texas
61.63%
United States
62.13%

Taking Medicine Correctly

The percentage of patients who get better at taking their medicines correctly by mouth. This measure identifies patients' ability to prepare and take oral medications reliably and safely with the correct dosage and at the appropriate intervals. [3] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
64.00%
Amarillo
47.78%
Potter County
47.78%
Texas
40.69%
United States
40.05%

Short of Breath Less Often

The percentage of patients who are short of breath less often. A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
Less Than 5.00%
Amarillo
47.22%
Potter County
47.22%
Texas
48.30%
United States
57.09%

Urgent Unplanned Medical Care

The percentage of patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care. This measure identifies if patients received any unscheduled visits to emergency medical services other than home care agency services. [4] A lower percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
32.00%
Amarillo
28.73%
Potter County
28.73%
Texas
23.61%
United States
22.74%

Wounds Improved or Healed

The percentage of patients whose wounds improved or healed after an operation. This measure assesses patients' improvement in the status of their most problematic, and observable, surgical wound. [9] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
Less Than 5.00%
Amarillo
Less Than 5.00%
Potter County
Less Than 5.00%
Texas
Less Than 5.00%
United States
Less Than 5.00%

Better at Walking or Moving Around

The percentage of patients who get better at walking or moving around. This measure identifies patients' ability to safely ambulate or propel themselves in a wheelchair over a variety of different surfaces. [5] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
15.00%
Amarillo
42.67%
Potter County
42.67%
Texas
38.11%
United States
39.81%

Better at Getting In and Out of Bed

The percentage of patients who get better at getting in and out of bed. The measure identifies patients' ability to safely transfer themselves in a variety of different situations. For a bedfast patient, the ability to turn and position themselves in bed is evaluated. For a patient who is not confined to a bed, the measure identifies the ability to get in and out of bed, to get on and off a toilet, and to move into and out of a bath tub or shower. [6] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
15.00%
Amarillo
40.78%
Potter County
40.78%
Texas
43.39%
United States
50.57%

Bladder Control Improvement

The percentage of patients whose bladder control improves. This measure assesses patients whose urinary incontinence improved. [8] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
6.00%
Amarillo
39.11%
Potter County
39.11%
Texas
39.92%
United States
46.56%

Admittance to the Hospital

The percentage of patients who had to be admitted to the hospital. This measure identifies patients who were admitted to a hospital for 24 hours or more while under the care of a home health agency. [7] A lower percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
39.00%
Amarillo
33.82%
Potter County
33.82%
Texas
37.87%
United States
31.95%

Stay at Home After Care

The percentage of patients who stay at home after an episode of home health care ends. A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
50.00%
Amarillo
58.00%
Potter County
58.00%
Texas
56.49%
United States
63.67%

Treatment Figures

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HHA Patients

The number of home health agency patients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Parts A or B in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
66
Amarillo Average
364
Potter County Average
364
Texas Average
204
United States Average
398

HHA Visits to Patients

The number of home health agency visits made to patients by this provider that were covered by Medicare Parts A or B in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
2,134
Amarillo Average
18,733
Potter County Average
18,733
Texas Average
9,797
United States Average
12,553

Financials

Charts

Medicare HHA Payments

The total home health agency associated Medicare Parts A & B payments made to this provider in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
$400,702
Amarillo Average
$2,148,999
Potter County Average
$2,148,999
Texas Average
$1,274,738
United States Average
$1,698,103

Medicare Payments Per HHA Visit

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Parts A & B covered home health agency visit in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
$188
Amarillo Average
$115
Potter County Average
$115
Texas Average
$130
United States Average
$135

Medicare Payments Per HHA Patient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Parts A & B covered home health agency patient in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
$6,071
Amarillo Average
$5,901
Potter County Average
$5,901
Texas Average
$6,239
United States Average
$4,270

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Last Modified

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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Nearby Home Care Agencies

  1. Home Care Agency
    Caprock Home Health Services, Inc
    Located 0.00 miles away in Amarillo at 1619 S Kentucky Suite A510.
  2. Home Care Agency
    Outreach Health Services
    Located 0.00 miles away in Amarillo at 1616 S Kentucky Suite A140.
  3. Home Care Agency
    Texas Senior Care of the Panhandle
    Located 0.73 miles away in Amarillo at 2505 Lakeview Drive #100.
  4. Home Care Agency
    Household Care Services, Inc
    Located 1.06 miles away in Amarillo at 2801 Paramount Boulevard.
  5. Home Care Agency
    Delcorp Home Health Services, Inc
    Located 1.27 miles away in Amarillo at 1408 S Jefferson Street Suite 114.
Note: There are a total of 13 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Amarillo at a Glance

Amarillo has a total population of 173,627, of which 48,423 are children under the age of 18 and 21,895 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 33.5.

Total Population:
173,627
Median Age:
33.5
Males:
83,370 (48.0%)
Female:
90,257 (52.0%)
Children (0-17):
48,423 (27.9%)
Adults (18-64):
103,309 (59.5%)
Seniors (65+):
21,895 (12.6%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Amarillo
Married:
78,165 (45.0%)
Divorced:
15,660 (9.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Amarillo
Hispanic Ethnicity:
37,947 (21.86%)
White:
134,563 (77.50%)
African American:
10,358 (5.97%)
Asian:
3,563 (2.05%)
Pacific Islander:
64 (0.04%)
Indian:
1,346 (0.78%)
Other:
19,663 (11.32%)
Two or More:
4,070 (2.34%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Amarillo

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.32, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.32 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
3
Doctors:
934
Home Agencies:
13
Hospitals:
4
Nursing Homes:
12
Medical Suppliers:
85
Rehab Centers:
5

Wealth

The median family income is $42,536 while the median household income is $34,940. Roughly 14.34% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$42,536
Household Income:
$34,940
In Poverty:
14.34%

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