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Home health therapy utilization: about 5 PT visits/episode

These 2010 data compiled by OCS HomeCare are based on about 1.3 million home health episodes of care provided by over 2,000 home health agencies across the country. 

Average Visits per Home Health Episode

  • 5.36 physical therapy
  • 1.47 occupational therapy
  • 0.32 speech therapy

Also given in this brief article are the percent of home health episodes in which these types of therapy were provided.

Source: Therapy utilization by discipline in 2010.  Home Health Line:5, Feb. 13, 2012.  Click here for publisher’s website: https://store.decisionhealth.com/Product.aspx?ProductCode=HHL  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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