«A strategy around services in the home could enable health systems’ success in delivering patient-centered care.»

«To meet that demand, healthcare systems are reenvisioning how Care at Home ecosystems may evolve. Even before the pandemic, Care at Home was one of the fastest-growing provider growth segments because of favorable demographic and regulatory trends.1 As we noted in “From facility to home: How healthcare could shift by 2025,” there is an estimated $265 billion worth of care services (representing up to 25 percent of the total cost of care) for Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries that could shift from traditional facilities to the home by 2025.2 In addition to consumer preferences for receiving home-based rather than facility-based care, research indicates that Care at Home has the potential to unlock higher-quality care for consumers at a lower cost for health systems.3 There are growing incentives across the healthcare industry to encourage that shift to cost-efficient and -effective care (for example, site-neutral payments and value-based contracting).4 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) recent regulatory changes also are expected to further accelerate this transition to Care at Home and community-based settings.5

Article written by Dalglish Chew, Aneesh Krishna, Michael Morley, and Nithya Vinjamoori