Home Health Industry Reacts to CMS Value-Based Primary Care Initiative

Health care policymakers on Monday unveiled a new voluntary risk-based initiative designed to reward physicians who keep patients at home and away from hospitals. Based upon the work of previous administrations, the new initiative marks a major inflection point for the value-based transformation of the U.S. health care system, according to Department of Health and […]

Landmark Lands Insurance Collaborations After Sale Rumors

Landmark Health—the private equity-backed in-home medical company recently rumored to be up for sale—has entered into a new care-delivery collaboration with Blue Shield of California and one of its subsidiaries. As part of the collaboration, Landmark will work with Blue Shield of California and subsidiary Care1st Health Plan to offer “the 21st century version of house […]

Independence at Home Saves Medicare 10 Times More than ACOs

Home-based primary care is a huge money saver for Medicare, and its advocates are pushing for the Independence at Home (IAH) program to become permanent, with a few changes. IAH is a demonstration project from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) that is testing the delivery of primary care services at home. Selected […]

Home Care Entrepreneur Boehler to Lead CMS Innovation Center

Adam Boehler, an entrepreneur who started home-based care company Landmark Health, has been tapped as the new director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). The appointment puts someone with home care expertise in charge of the office spearheading new Medicare payment and delivery models, such as bundled payment programs and accountable care […]

CMS Introduces New Bundled Payment Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday introduced a new alternative payment model, the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced). Home health services would be eligible to be reimbursed under this program. The model, coming out of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, is a voluntary bundled payment program that enables participants […]