If you have a patient in need of service, please fax their demographics to us (including copies of their insurance cards & driver’s license). We know your time is limited. Our goal is to make the referral process as easy as possible for you.
We are currently in-network with Medicare. We have chosen to go out of network with all other carriers. We bill insurance on behalf of patients if they request. These visits are done in a patient’s home or in our residential office.
Note: Our office is currently under construction. We service patients within 15 miles of Little Elm (or we provide phone consults).
If your patient is on service with a home health agency, we cannot see them at the same time except in two cases. One: A patient is paying cash for their care (or sometimes in a hospice situation). Two: We negotiate a contract with a patient’s home health agency (or use one with whom we partner).
We do partner with a select group of home health agencies to provide lymphedema services to patients also in need of nursing, PT or home aide services. However, we generally prefer to concentrate on providing lymphedema services & refer to a home health agency once care is complete. By definition, two qualifications must be met for homebound service:
1. The patient needs assistance to leave home (i.e. they need DME such as a walker or special transportation or help of another) or leaving home is contraindicated.
2. Leaving home is a considerable & taxing effort.
Patients who meet these qualifications are considered homebound. Keep in mind, patients who can & do leave home may still be eligible for home service if these absences are infrequent, for short durations, for medical reasons (such as chemo, dialysis, appointments) or for religious services. Absences for non medical reasons (a hair cut, drive or walk around the block, etc.) do not disqualify a patient when they are infrequent or for short durations (as long as they do not indicate an ability to obtain health service on a regular basis outside the home). Reference: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/Downloads/R172BP.pdf
Thank you for considering us as providers for your patient’s needs. We look forward to the opportunity of serving.
Note: As of 2021, we are not contracting with home health agencies.