Updates on Medicaid Budget Cuts for Therapists in Texas

September 29, 2015

As we explained on a previous post, the fight against deep Medicaid budget cuts proposed by Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) continues, as it could potentially limit access to care to thousands of children with special needs. The state argues that Medicaid pays therapists much more than programs in other states. However, several Texas home health agencies have asserted that lawmakers are comparing apples to oranges when referring to Medicaid programs across the nation, making the state’s argument unsustainable. The proposal of these budget cuts has created turmoil among therapists and families of special needs children that use…Read More

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The Fight Continues for Pediatric Therapy in Texas

September 10, 2015

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This is a reminder that the Texas HHSC rate analysis department released a new proposed therapy rate reduction schedule this past Friday. The new rates are scheduled to be implemented on 10/1/15. The proposed rates would reduce reimbursement for Speech therapy services by 26-28% and PT & OT services by 3.5%. Just like last time, a new rate hearing has been scheduled and is quickly approaching. Hearing Details The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will conduct a public hearing on September 18, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., to receive comment on proposed Medicaid payment rates for Physical, Occupational, and…Read More

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Loving Care Agency and Nurses To Go Officially Rebranded to Epic Health Services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Missouri

September 1, 2015

As of today, Loving Care Agency  in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Links2Care in Pennsylvania, and Nurses To Go in Missouri have officially been folded into the Epic Health Services family and will be taking our name! We welcome the team members in these branches and the patients we serve in these communities into the Epic family. Your experience with us will be nothing less than Epic Quality. Epic Service, and Epic Care because that is what every patient deserves. Our Epic branch in York, PA is excited about their new Epic sign as we officially bring our teams together under…Read More

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The Five Questions to Ask About Home Health Care

June 25, 2015

The following blog was originally published in the Dallas Morning News Special Needs Blog. It was written by Diane M. McCullom, senior vice president of clinical operations at Epic.  When you think of home health care, older adults may come to mind first. You may not realize, though, that there is also a growing need for pediatric home health care services. So what situations might require a family to need pediatric home health care? Several scenarios exist, but a few examples include children who are ventilator-dependent or who require multiple medications throughout the day. Below, I answer some commonly asked questions about home…Read More

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Infographic: Epic at a Glance

March 25, 2015

As we enter the 2nd quarter of 2015, we are excited to look back at the previous year and share these incredible results with you via the infographic [PDF] below. Highlights: In 2014, we proudly served 16,900 patients. In 2014, our exceptional team of nurses and therapists provided 8,000,000 hours of care. We continue to offer exceptional care for children and adults including home health care, skilled nursing, therapy, behavioral health and personal care.

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