From the August 2, 2002 print edition
Dallas Business Journal
Home health care agencies are stepping up their recruitment efforts
Stephanie Patrick Staff Writer
GREATER METROPLEX-Since swapping the fast-paced world of high technology for the home health care field, human resources director Angela Bell has been on a hiring spree for Plano-based nonprofit Home Health Services.
"We've hired 22 nurses since April and we currently have 10 positions open," former Alcatel employee Bell said recently. That includes positions for branch managers, case managers-who must be registered nurses-and other staff.
And, none too soon.....
Fifty percent of Medicare licensed home care agencies have closed in Texas over past 2 years due to Medicare Prospective Payment System. (Agencies get paid a lump sum for homecare episode, rather than per visit. Could make 6 visits or 35 for same diagnosis but different patients needs).
Will post actual numbers when I find link at work. Karen