Nashville, Tennessee, Tuesday, November 7, 2023—Baylor College of Medicine, a renowned health sciences institution in Houston, Texas, has teamed up with Luna, the leading provider of in-home outpatient physical therapy, to expand access to patient services.
Residents across Houston will have access to convenient, high-quality outpatient physical therapy in the safety and convenience of their own home. Appointments will be available this fall.
“Patient access is a big concern for us, given our limited number of outpatient physical therapy clinics. As innovators in healthcare, we’re constantly exploring new ways to offer more convenient, high-quality patient care. Working together with Luna allows Baylor to expand patient access to physical therapy and other specialities care without the need for additional brick-and-mortar locations,” said Gayleen Breeding, administrator of orthopedic surgery at Baylor.
Unlike remote or virtual care, Luna’s licensed physical therapists provide 1:1 hands-on care from the convenience of the patient’s home.
“Luna’s innovative care delivery model enables health systems operating at capacity to expand care and improve patient outcomes. Patients demand greater flexibility in outpatient services, and we’re excited by this collaboration with Baylor, which will deliver first-class care where and when patients require it,” said Palak Shah, co-founder and head of clinical operations at Luna.
As part of the collaboration, Baylor Medicine patients will be matched with a local Luna therapist at the time and location of their choosing, based on specialty, geography, schedule, and other factors. For consistency of care, the same therapist will treat patients for the entirety of the treatment plan, and patients and therapists will be able to communicate with each other and discuss care needs between visits.
Leading health systems such as Providence, Emory Healthcare, Intermountain Healthcare, and Scripps Health have partnered with Luna to offer outpatient physical therapy in the convenience of a patient’s home. Luna currently operates across 55 markets in 28 states, has treated more than 50,000 patients in their homes, and performs an in-person visit every 25 seconds in the home.
According to a McKinsey report, up to $265 billion worth of care services, representing up to 25 percent of the total cost of care, is expected to shift to the home by 2025.
Luna is the leading provider of in-home, in-person outpatient physical therapy. Unlike virtual or remote care, Luna’s licensed physical therapists provide 1:1 hands-on care in the convenience of a patient's home. With a network of over 3,000 therapists, Luna is available in 55 metropolitan markets across 28 states. The service is covered by most major insurances, and patients pay the same co-pay as facility-based care. By extending outpatient care into the home, Luna is helping health systems to prevent an estimated $3.1 billion loss in referral leakage to competitive local clinics while simultaneously increasing access and geographic reach. Luna proudly partners with Providence, Emory Health, Intermountain Healthcare, and more. Visit getluna.com for details.
About Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in Houston is recognized as a health sciences university and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. It is the only private medical school in the greater southwest and is ranked 22nd among medical schools for research and 17th for primary care by U.S. News & World Report. Baylor is listed 20th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding and No. 1 in Texas. The Baylor pediatrics program ranked 7th among all pediatric programs, reflecting the strong affiliation with Texas Children's Hospital where our faculty care for pediatric patients and our students and residents train. Located in the Texas Medical Center, Baylor has affiliations with seven teaching hospitals and jointly owns and operates Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Currently, Baylor has more than 3,000 trainees in medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, physician assistant, orthotics and genetic counseling as well as residents and postdoctoral fellows. Follow Baylor College of Medicine on Facebook and Twitter.