‘Par for the Course’: Why Hospital-at-Home Models Took So Long to Catch On

“This really isn’t a new model.” That’s what many home-based care operators and health systems think after they’re asked about the recent hospital-at-home boom in the U.S. In actuality, hospital-at-home models surfaced in the 1990s. Early adopters included Johns Hopkins University, which pioneered its own concept — and proved that it worked — decades before […]

‘The Final Frontier’: Mount Sinai Partners with Contessa for Home-Based Palliative Care Initiative

Mount Sinai Health System is doubling down on its partnership with Contessa. Specifically, the New York-based health system announced Monday that it’s working with Contessa to expand its community-based palliative care service. Mount Sinai’s network includes eight hospital campuses, in addition to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. On its end, the Nashville, […]

‘Every Hospital Is Prioritizing It’: Mount Sinai, Others Continue to Move Care into the Home

Home-based hospital care has been a hot topic ever since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled its “Acute Hospital Care at Home” initiative in November. Seemingly every time the concept is mentioned, Mount Sinai Health System’s name comes up. The New York-city based health system launched Mount Sinai at Home in 2014 […]

New Hospital-at-Home Waiver Program Is ‘Another Step Forward’ for Home-Based Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week took extraordinary steps toward increasing the U.S. health care system’s capacity by shifting more acute care into the home. In a Wednesday announcement, CMS unveiled new, comprehensive flexibilities that allow hospitals to provide their services “in locations beyond their existing walls.” To secure those flexibilities, […]

Rise in ‘Geriatric ERs’ May Mean More Business for Home Health Providers

Home health care has been proven to play a key role in lowering hospital readmission rates and preventing costly emergency room visits. Major hospitals are now designing ERs specifically for older adults, keeping the goal of re-hospitalization prevention top of mind. And that may mean more business for home health providers moving forward. “There’s a […]