Memorial Rehabilitation Institute partnered with Luna to expand access to outpatient, in-home PT services to patients in South Florida.

Memorial Rehabilitation Institute partnered with Luna to expand access to outpatient, in-home PT services, making this option available to all new and existing patients from Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, Florida counties.

This new venture, known as Memorial Physical Therapy at Home, powered by Luna, will start taking appointments in April 2023.

“South Florida is one of the country’s largest markets for outpatient services,” said Scott Wester, president and chief executive officer of Memorial Healthcare System. “Our partnership with Luna enables Memorial to extend its services and provide convenient, high-quality physical therapy to patients beyond the geographic limits of our facilities while further positioning Memorial as a leader in outpatient rehabilitation and ancillary care.”

Luna will serve as an extension of the Memorial Healthcare System outpatient PT program.

Luna’s licensed physical therapists provide hands-on care from the patient’s home. The service is covered by most major insurances with the same co-pay cost as facility-based care.

Through Luna’s online portal, patients can access a network of therapists – based on specialty, geography, timetable, and other factors – to schedule and receive physical therapy in their homes or another convenient location.

Luna will match patients with local therapists at the time and location of the patient’s choosing. For consistency of care, the same therapist will treat the patient for the entirety of the treatment plan. Additionally, patients and therapists can communicate and discuss care needs between visits using the Luna platform.

“Luna’s partnership with Memorial Healthcare System reduces barriers to access physical therapy for all patients in South Florida,” said Palak Shah, co-founder and head of clinical operations at Luna. “This will allow more patients to complete their treatment regimens at a place and time that works best for them.”

Luna operates across 48 markets in 27 states and has treated over 35,000 patients in their homes.

Memorial Healthcare System’s partnership with Luna follows previously announced collaborations from Luna with AARP, Emory Health, Intermountain Healthcare, UCLA Health, and Rady Children’s.

Photo courtesy of Luna