Frontier Home Health and Hospice ranked first in Montana for Episode Volume



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By: Neha Thomas  Mar. 25, 2020

Dexur analyzed Medicare Claims data for the period between October 2016 and September 2019. This research revealed the top-ranking home health agencies in Montana, in terms of total episode volume, including physical therapy visits, occupational therapy visits, speech-language pathology visits, clinical social worker visits, and home health aide visits. According to the report, Frontier Home Health and Hospice in Helena ranked first in the state of Montana, recording a total of 3,596 agency episodes during the same period. Between October 2018 to September 2019 alone, they saw 1,085 episodes.

From October 2016 to September 2019, concerning rehabilitation therapy visits, especially, the facility saw impressive numbers; Physical Therapy Visits for the period were 2,583, Occupational Therapy Visits were 1,389, and Speech-Language Pathology Visits, 243. Apart from rehabilitation visits, the agency also recorded a total of 418 Clinical Social Worker Visits and 647 Home Health Aide Visits during the same period.

Frontier Home Health and Hospice is a home health agency and hospice care that has been serving since 1973. Currently, it renders its services to patients in six states of the U.S., including Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, Colorado, and Washington. Their branch in Helena, mainly, caters to residents of Broadwater, Lewis & Clark, Jefferson, Powell, and Meagher Counties. Their services are available to patients with varying requirements, be it patients diagnosed with chronic conditions like CHF and COPD, or those who require infusion therapy, colostomy, or foley catheter care. They also take special care in cases where wound care is necessary, and post-surgery or cancer treatment wherein the side effects could be problematic. According to Dexur’s analysis, the facility also ranked first (between Q4 2016 and Q3 2019) in terms of the case volume associated with specific conditions, including Heart Failure, Intracranial Hemorrhage & Cerebral Infarction, and Pulmonary Embolism.

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Data of the top 10 home health agencies in Montana (based on episode volume) for the period between October 2016 and September 2019, with metrics including: