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Easy Referral Options

MedSource makes it easy for Physicians, Hospitals & Discharge Planners to refer patients. We have created different options to choose from.

Call us Toll Free at 1 (888) 572-9783. Our representatives will walk you through the entire referral process.
Download our patient referral form and fax it back to us at (972) 572-9782. We'll call you back as soon as we receive it. Click here to download the form.
Click here to submit your referral information online through our secure online form.


Physicians

MedSource builds its relationships with Physicians with efficiency and quality of care to all their patients. Excellence in service is the only way to truly gain the mutual respect of physicians and patients.

Choosing MedSource is a way of telling your patients that you care for them by giving them the highest levels of service through evidence-based clinical protocols and programs by MedSource. Feel free to contact us for more information.


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Hospitals and Discharge Planners

Hospital discharge planning is often a difficult and tedious process. MedSource is here to assist you in making that process easier. Our goal is to reduce the likelihood of re-hospitalization by quality home health care. Our motto of “experience hospital efficiency in a home health care setting” drives us to provide a level of care that reflects well on the hospital.


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Medicare Guidelines

In order to qualify for home health services under Medicare, the patient must:

  • Be eligible for Medicare benefits
  • Be under the care of a physician who establishes and periodically reviews the plan of care
  • Require skilled nursing on an intermittent basis or physical therapy or speech (or occupational therapy) for on-going services
  • Require services reasonable and necessary for treatment of the illness or injury
  • Be homebound


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Definition of Homebound

  • The patient's condition must be such that leaving the home requires an extremely taxing effort.
  • In most instances a "homebound" patient's absence from home will occur for the purpose of receiving medical treatment.
  • Absences are infrequent, are of relatively short duration and do not indicate that the patient has the capacity to obtain health care provided outside rather than inside the home.
  • If patient's condition, due to an illness or injury, restricts the patient's ability to leave home except with the aid of supportive device: cane, wheelchair, walker, maximum assistance of another person.
  • If patient's condition is such that leaving home is medically contradicted.
  • Any absence for religious services is deemed to be an absence of infrequent or short duration, and thus does not negate homebound status.

Reimbursement for home health services is contingent upon the claimant being "confined to home." (5240.1) Failure to meet these guidelines means that the individual is unable to receive home health services under Medicare benefits.


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