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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.


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Minimizing Risk in Home Health Physical Therapy

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Good to Be Home

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Medicare Payment for Home Health

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We help you keep track of evolving payment policies for home health.

APTA Home Health Section

Jan 1, 2020 / Website


Additional Home Health Physical Therapy Content

Payment and Regulatory Update - July 21, 2021

Jul 22, 2021 / Members Only

July 21, 2021: Topics discussed: 2022 Home Health and Fee Schedule Rules, Commercial Payer Update, Telehealth, NCCI edits, Utilization Management, Service Reviews, Payer Resources. 

Proposed 2022 Home Health Rule Puts PDGM Changes on Hold

Jun 30, 2021 / Review

CMS uncovered some surprising data but can't tell the extent of the pandemic's influence on the numbers.

Postacute Care Study: A Deeper Dive

May 21, 2021 / Podcast

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 .

Postacute Care Study: Changing the Conversation - Regulatory

May 14, 2021 / Podcast

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.

APTA, AOTA Postacute Care Study: Therapy Makes A Difference for Patients

Apr 6, 2021 / News

The study of 1.4 million Medicare patients finds differing patient needs, but a consistent result: more therapy = better outcomes.

Therapy Outcomes in Post-Acute Care Settings Chart Book

Apr 5, 2021 / Open Access

Review key background and objectives; how beneficiaries compare across settings; key findings; discussion and policy implications.

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Provide Rehab Value in Postacute Care

Apr 5, 2021 / Statement

Study across 1.4 million Medicare cases indicates patients receiving these therapies have better quality of life and fewer hospital readmissions.

Therapy Outcomes in Post-Acute Care Settings: Study Summary

Apr 5, 2021 / Open Access

This summary highlights the differences between patient populations who receive therapy services in each of the post-acute care or PAC, settings and the resulting functional outcomes of therapy.

APTA Analysis: The Value of Physical Therapy in Wound Care

Oct 30, 2020 / Analysis

PTs and PTAs can play a major role in wound care. This analysis takes a closer look at relevant interventions and practice settings.

Considerations for Outpatient Clinics During COVID-19

May 26, 2020 / Resource

The general information here is designed to provide suggestions for outpatient operations during the pandemic when caring for patients with or without COVID-19.