Hospital-at-Home Holdouts: Why In-Home Acute Care Isn’t for the Faint of Heart

After making gradual inroads over the past few years, the hospital-at-home model has seemingly had its breakthrough moment. That came in November, when the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced its “Acute Hospital Care At Home” wavier program. The creation of CMS’s wavier — a COVID-19 relief measure — has created a […]

Hospital-at-Home Models Are 38% Cheaper Than Traditional Hospital Stays

Hospital-at-home patients are less often readmitted within a 30-day period after discharge than people who were treated in a traditional hospital, a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found. As part of the study — led by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Partners HealthCare System — researchers conducted a randomized controlled […]

Payer, Health System Interest in Hospital-at-Home Models ‘Has Been Exploding’

Despite the hospital-at-home model existing for over 20 years, its popularity in the U.S. has been slow to gain significant traction. But the model made huge strides in 2019, with the implementation of a number of programs across the country. Generally, hospital-at-home programs attempt to provide acute, hospital-level care in the home as an alternative […]

Aging-in-Place Program from Johns Hopkins on the Verge of ‘Exponential Growth’

CAPABLE — the innovative program developed out of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing that combines nursing care, occupational therapy and handyman services — is on the verge of “exponential growth” and one step closer to becoming Medicare-reimbursable. It’s also another example of how complex and comprehensive in-home care is becoming. Since its first pilot […]

September Conference: C-Suite Speaker Preview

Join the ConversationSeptember 18 Home Health Care News is hosting its third annual HHCN Summit on Wednesday, September 18 in downtown Chicago at Convene. Buy your ticket for the conference that will bring together over 300 professionals in home health, private duty, hospice and palliative care for a full day of exclusive, dynamic content and […]

Oncologists Advocate for Home-Based Cancer Care

To reduce costs to payers and improve outcomes for patients, more types of health care continue to move into the home. To further benefit patients, hospitals and payers, cancer treatment should be next, a recent article in the Journal of Clinical Oncology argues. While not common in the United States, home-based cancer treatment programs have […]

Home Care Remains Seniors’ Preference, But Alternatives Gaining Steam

While seniors continue to favor in-home care over alternatives, that preference could weaken in the years to come. Care options that have long been considered less favorable are gaining steam, at least according to one new study. The paper examined a random sample of 1,783 adults age 65 or older who participated in the 2012 […]

Provider Brings Hospital Care to People’s Homes

Increasingly, providers are meeting consumer demand by offering more robust care in people’s homes. One company on the forefront of this trend is treating high acuity patients at home with a new model of care and the backing of venture capital. Medically Home, a Westport, Connecticut-based technology-enabled services company, brings together care providers—including home health—to […]