Frequently asked questions
AIRS is a leading provider of skilled home therapy services to the most stable, ethical, and successful Home Health Agencies in Southern California. We are the company of choice to the most progressive US and Internationally trained therapists.
Due to strong demand for our reliable and professional services we have been able to successfully expand into new areas throughout Southern California. Please complete our short application and submit your resume, and one of our management staff will contact you to let you know what opportunities we may have in your area.
In contrast to other therapy groups, we at AIRS believe in flexibility and do not require a “minimum caseload” of patients. We clearly understand that each therapist has unique professional and financial goals that dictate their availability, and we work around their schedule to meet their needs.
Yes, 2 days a week will meet most patients’ therapeutic needs. However, most post orthopedic surgery patients transferring to home health from the hospital or acute rehab will require 3x/week of physical therapy. In this instance, we will work closely with you to make sure the patient’s needs and expectations are met.
No. Two consecutive “back-to-back” visits are not recommended. However, the therapist can work weekends if at least one visit will be done during the week.
No. IRS rules prevent that Independent Contractors receive any sort of tangible benefits. However, we at AIRS offer the following intangible rewards:
– Sponsorship of relevant Con Ed;
– Quarterly and Year-end bonuses based on performance;
– Marketing of your services at no cost to you;
– Strong logistical support to maximize income potential;
– Coverage for your patients during vacation, sick leave, or in emergency situations;
As an Independent Contractor you will have the advantage to choose the caseload you need and be in complete control of your own schedule, maximizing your ability to plan your life and family events more effectively. The financial advantages of being Independent Contractor include higher reimbursement for your services and considerable savings on Income Tax return when compared to employee status.
No. In order to ensure the best continuity of skilled therapy interventions to the patients, to alleviate the burden of stringent regulatory requirements for PTA and COTA supervision, and to ensure compliance with Tax and Labor Laws, AIRS has chosen not to utilize PTA and COTA in its home health operations. Thus, all skilled therapy interventions from Evaluation to Discharge will be exclusively provided by licensed Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists.
Not at all. The completion of OASIS form will be required only in cases where PT is the only discipline present. In all other instances, the R.N. will be responsible for completion of OASIS form upon admitting the patient to home health. Occupational and Speech therapists will not be required to do admissions with the OASIS form.
es. The coverage for your patients is 100% guaranteed by the management of AIRS when you go on vacation, during sick leave, or in emergency situations.
Yes. The management of AIRS has time tested success in integrating new grads into home health operation by offering paid orientation and training, strong logistical support, ongoing mentorship and continued education.
There is no difference in documentation requirements between home health and any other settings. The therapists in all settings operate under the same regulations established by Medicare and PT Board of California. Our web-based documentation system using AIRS copyrighted forms allows our therapists to complete their notes in 50% less time. The concept of “nightmare” is perceived only by those who procrastinate and do not consistently complete needed documentation on daily basis.
All clinical documentation will be submitted electronically using our web-based documentation system. Other documents not included in the system may be submitted by mail or hand delivery to our office.
Ideally documentation should be submitted on a daily basis via our web-based system. The final deadline for completion of the notes is no later than Monday of the following week after you rendered your visits.
No. As an Independent Contractor you will be paid a fixed rate per each type of visit as specified in the provision of the Service Agreement. However, the cost of gas, auto-repairs, maintenance, car insurance, car registration, and/or mileage are subject to deductions on your Income Tax return. We recommend contacting a CPA to further clarify the Income Tax advantages available to Independent contractors under current Tax Code.
Twice a month. You will be paid on 15th of each month for the visits conducted from 16th to end of previous months. You will be paid at end of each months for the visits conducted from 1st to 15th of that month.
Our rates are very competitive and are revised periodically to account for market conditions. The reimbursement rate for each visit is based on type of visit (e.g. Eval, FU, SOC OASIS, and/or DC OASIS) and will be discussed during preliminary interview after the candidate completes an initial application and submits a resume.
Sure. We welcome therapists currently working for other therapy groups and will try our best to ensure your complete satisfaction. By signing up with AIRS you may be able to significantly reduce your coverage area, maintain a more stable flow of referrals and a more consistent caseload. It’s a win-win situation all around.
If you are licensed to practice Physical Therapy in California and have INS permit to work we may be able to provide green card sponsorship. If you do not yet possess a CA PT licensed and/or do not have INS permit to work, we will not be able to provide green card sponsorship. On the other hand, we have time tested success in integrating foreign trained therapists in our operations.