National Occupational Therapy Month (April)

What is Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy is a form of healthcare that focuses on patient independence by strategizing ways to help patients with everyday tasks to garner specific skills that help them to adapt to a new way of living. Whether born with developmental disorders, intervention, or recovery from an injury, the goal of occupational […]

Technology’s Growing Impact on Home Health

As technology continues to advance and evolve, many industries are taking advantage of the possibilities it provides. Home health, in particular, has been transformed by the new capabilities made possible by advancing technology. Most importantly, technology has made it easier for patients to receive care when they need it, and for clinicians to manage their […]

Legislation Update: Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPS) Final Rule for 2023

On October 31, CMS released the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HHPS) Final Rule for Calendar Year (CY) 2023. Unfortunately, this rule includes a permanent 7.85% payment cut to Medicare home health services. While this will impact many states around the country, Texas will endure a serious hit. According to the Partnership for Quality Home […]

Snap Health Acquires Leading Healthcare Service Provider Your Therapy Source

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, TEXAS.  November 30, 2022 – Today, Snap Health, a healthcare technology company specializing in connecting clinicians with home health agencies through a revolutionary mobile app and online referral system, signed a deal to acquire Your Therapy Source (“YTS”), one of the largest healthcare service providers in the State of Texas. Edgemont Partners acted […]

HHA Rejection Rates on the Rise

What’s the Cause? It’s very difficult and time consuming to find, train, and retain skilled clinicians. Employers must go through extensive job searches and training protocols, and even then, there is still a large learning curve (especially if the new hire has no experience in home health). The Great Resignation was not friendly to the […]

A Common Problem in the Home Health Marketplace

Over the course of the past year, I’ve had countless conversations with executives within various home health agencies (HHAs) all over Texas. In those conversations, I’ve noticed a common problem when we begin to discuss their pain points in the marketplace – scheduling efficiency. They may not directly mention those words (scheduling efficiency), but the […]

Why Outsourcing Therapists is Beneficial to HHAs

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed the way consumers prefer to receive care. In fact, a new report from Fair Health found that telehealth usage grew more than 7,000% during the first year of the pandemic. Like telehealth, in-home therapy has also grown increasingly popular. Receiving care in the home provides many benefits to […]

The Importance of Home Health

A Better Overall Experience First and foremost, home health is a better overall experience for patients, especially those who have been deemed ‘homebound’ (a requirement for the service to be covered by Medicare). Research shows that elderly patients recover quicker and have fewer complications at home compared to in a hospital. The therapist they have […]