Physician & Referral Sources
Partner with Mary Washington Healthcare
Since 1982, Mary Washington Healthcare Home Health has collaborated with
physicians to deliver individualized healthcare to patients in their homes,
which is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most other major health insurance
plans. We are the only home health agency that is part of the Mary Washington
Healthcare family; and since 2008, we have been recognized by HomeCare
Elite as being in the top 25% Home Health companies nationally several times.
When a patient requires home health after a hospital stay, our team oversees
a seamless transition with hospitalists and inpatient care management teams.
We work with all inpatient facilities, including:
- Mary Washington Hospital
- Stafford Hospital
- Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
- Novant Health UVA Health System
- VCU Health System
- Inova Fairfax Hospital
- Sentara Northern Virginia
- Fauquier Hospital
- Novant Health UVA Prince William Medical Center
- Inova Mount Vernon
Call 540.741.1667 to speak with one of our intake specialists.
Individualized Physician Communication
Our staff understands that each physician or referral source operates differently,
so we commit to providing patient feedback the way you want it. Each physician
can designate how frequent they want to be updated and through which methods
(fax, phone, email, etc.)
MWHC Physician liaisons are also available to community physicians to
bring us feedback about specific processes and procedures involved in
home health care.
MWHC Physician Liaisons can be contacted at 540.741.1090 or firstname.lastname@example.org or our
Mary Washington Home Health Representative at 540.741.1667
How to Make a Referral
Referrals can be made by calling 540.741.1667 and speaking with Intake.
There is a nurse on call evenings and weekends that can be reached through
our answering service.
Medicare and Medicaid have established new requirements physicians must
adhere to prior to their patients receiving home health services:
The referring physician (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist,
physician assistant) must have an "in-person" or face-to-face
visit with all Medicare and Medicaid patients needing home health services.
- The visit must have happened sometime in the 30 days before home health
services are initiated or within 14 days after the home health nurse or
therapist makes the first visit to the patient’s home
- The reason for the in-person visit must match the reason or problem the
patient is receiving home health services.
Personalized Care Plans
Once a patient has been identified as needing home health care, a clinician
will visit the home/assisted living facility to do an initial assessment.
The clinician will assess the following:
- Health status
- Living space
- Family/caregiver support
- Current medications
This initial assessment is very critical because we develop care plans
for each patient based on their individual health care needs and the needs
of their family or caretakers. Insurance requirements and financial expectations
are also discussed during this visit. The responsible party must also
be present for this initial visit.