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With PDGM Looming, Home Health Providers Down on Therapy Services

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019 1:46 PM

According to a new study from Definitive Healthcare, many home health providers plan to diversify their specialty services within the next two years, except therapy-related services, which virtually no providers plan on expanding anytime soon. 

The study garnered information from 159 home health agencies, with it consisting of roughly 70% agency-level providers and 30% corporation-type businesses.  From the 159 respondents, 73% said they generally planned to either expand or launch specialized care offerings.

“Areas of specialized care are expanding pretty quickly,” Matt Valley, a senior health care analyst at Definitive Healthcare, told Home Health Care News. “[Home health agencies] have seemingly begun tailoring their care to specific disease states or conditions. And I think it’s very telling that over the next two years, nearly three-quarters of responding organizations were planning to either expand to additional disease states and conditions or begin offering specialized care as a specific service line at their organization.”

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