Home-Based Primary Care Model Can Produce Medicare Savings

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Home-Based Primary Care Model Can Produce Medicare Savings
Home-Based Primary Care Model Can Produce Medicare Savings

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The home-based primary care (HBPC) model at the core of the Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration has the potential to produce considerable savings for Medicare and Medicaid, according to research published online May 31 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Noting that the IAH Demonstration Year 1 results showed savings of 7.7 percent for all programs, Bruce Kinosian, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues examined the effect of expanding HBPC to the 2.2 million Medicare beneficiaries who are similar to IAH demonstration participants.

The researchers found that, depending on the speed and extent of dissemination of HBPC among this IAH-like population, total savings ranged from $12 billion to $53 billion. At the end of 10 years, 35 percent coverage would be achieved, using a fixed growth rate as experienced by hospitalists in the first decade; total 10-year savings would reach $37.5 billion through IAH and $17.3 billion accruing to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a net reduction in overall expenditures. The Medicare Parts A and B savings would be $12.6 billion.

"Strategies to speed expansion of IAH teams are a useful area for evaluation, because more-rapid expansion will increase savings to Medicare and possibly Medicaid while improving care for Medicare's frailest beneficiaries," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease


More in Home

U.S. Teens Not Getting Enough Moderate/Vigorous Exercise

U.S. Teens Not Getting Enough Moderate/Vigorous Exercise

And bad habits continue after high school for most

Cancer Patients Have Unrealistic Hopes Entering Clinical Trials

Cancer Patients Have Unrealistic Hopes Entering Clinical Trials

Study finding is a red flag, researcher says

Increased HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Increased HIV Testing Among Men Who Have Sex ...

Data from 21 jurisdictions show higher percentages with negative HIV test 12 months before diagnosis

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »