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For more information about Baxter Regional Home Health, call (870) 435-7500.

Referrals

All home healthcare is carried out under the direction of the patient’s personal physician. If you are in need of home healthcare, contact your doctor, or call the Baxter Regional Home Health at (870) 435-7500.

Eligibility

To qualify for payment of home health services under Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance, the patient must meet the following criteria:

  • Presently under the care of a physician
  • Homebound or unable to leave home without assistance. Under current law, to qualify as homebound, a Medicare beneficiary does not need to be bedridden, but must generally be confined to his or her home. If the patient does leave the home for nonmedical purposes, these absences must be for short periods of time or infrequently.
  • Requires intermittent skilled care from a nurse or therapist
  • Skilled care requires the special skills, knowledge, and judgment of a licensed professional to ensure the safety of the patient and to achieve the medically desired results. While custodial care may be essential to a patient’s well-being, it does not constitute skilled care.

Costs

Payment is made by Medicare or Medicaid for patients who qualify under these programs, and reimbursement reflects actual agency cost for the provision of services. Home health services are also covered by private insurance, private pay and workers’ compensation.

Home Health Staff

Baxter Regional Medical Center Home Health has well-qualified and experienced employees who provide skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social work and home health aide care.

The home health staff includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, registered physical therapists, a speech-language pathologist, registered occupational therapists and a social worker. The nursing staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Baxter Regional Home Health will provide home health services without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, or physical or mental disability.

Location

In 2013, our Baxter and Marion county offices moved to its current central location at 30 Ryan Road in Cotter, Arkansas, to serve our patients.

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