Home health physical therapy encompasses a wide range of services that PTs and PTAs provide in the home.
If you practice physical therapy in a home setting, we have resources to support you.
The APTA Home Health Section is specifically dedicated to those who share a common interest in the delivery of physical therapy in the home and other alternative settings within the community.
Home health care can be cost-efficient, convenient, and as effective as the care patients get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. Home health PTs and PTAs work one-on-one with patients in their own environment, making services completely relevant to the patient's needs and goals.
Apr 14, 2020 / News
Emphasis is on the importance of the PT's professional judgment,
Feb 1, 2020 / Feature
Physical therapists working in home health discuss their evolving role in the continuum of patient care.
Feb 1, 2020
We help you keep track of evolving payment policies for home health.
Jan 1, 2020 / Website
Engage with the leading national professional society of PTs, PTAs, and students who practice in or study the home health physical therapy setting.
Additional Home Health Physical Therapy Content
Nov 2, 2022 / Review
CMS is still implementing cuts, but offsets and a phased-in approach will result in a 0.7% payment increase in 2023.
Nov 5, 2021 / News
CMS issued a sweeping rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for an estimated 17 million workers. Here are six basics of the new requirements
Nov 5, 2021 / Review
CMS stuck to most of what it proposed in June but opened the possibility for a 2.6% payment increase for qualifying HHAs.
Jul 21, 2021 / Members Only
Topics discussed: 2022 Home Health and Fee Schedule Rules, Commercial Payer Update, Telehealth, NCCI edits, Utilization Management, Service Reviews, Payer Resources.
Jul 21, 2021 / Members Only
Topics discussed: Provider relief funding, vaccine mandates, DMEPOS, SNF and IRF final rules and commercial payer updates.
Jun 30, 2021 / Review
CMS uncovered some surprising data but can't tell the extent of the pandemic's influence on the numbers.
May 21, 2021 /
A recent large-scale study of postacute care sponsored has the potential to change the conversation on payment in these settings. This podcast takes a closer look at the TOPS study findings .
May 14, 2021 /
Listen to this APTA Regulatory podcast on the TOPS Study, which provides an overview and takeaways from a major analysis of postacute care across settings.
Apr 6, 2021 / News
The study of 1.4 million Medicare patients finds differing patient needs, but a consistent result: more therapy = better outcomes.
Apr 6, 2021 / Open Access
Review key background and objectives; how beneficiaries compare across settings; key findings; discussion and policy implications.