Home-Based Primary Care

We are researching more effective ways to care for seniors in their homes, putting their needs first and improving access to high-quality, affordable healthcare.

The Opportunity

Home-based primary care (HBPC) can be an effective way for seniors, especially those with multiple chronic conditions, to receive comprehensive primary care services in their home. Home-based primary care offers more time for patients and their providers to assess the home environment and may defer or eliminate the need for care in institutionalized settings.

Successful home-based primary care programs have been shown to reduce Medicare costs by up to 20 percent, with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services showing savings of $3,070 per patient through its Independence at Home Demonstration, saving $25 million in a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation project.

We are actively involved in identifying new ways to advance HBPC as there are a growing number of seniors who would greatly benefit from this model of care but for whom access is not readily available. In addition, appropriate payment policies are also needed to incentivize more healthcare professionals to join this field.

Our Goal

We are focused on enabling new ways to create a healthcare system that puts seniors’ needs first and improves access to high-quality, affordable healthcare for our nation’s aging population.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

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Home Centered Care Institute

HCCI'S mission is to improve the accessibility and quality of care available to medically complex patients and their caregivers, and to reduce overall health care costs by advancing the practice of Home Centered Care.

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The John A. Hartford Foundation

We're in a research partnership to launch a Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative that will improve the quality of care that older adults receive in EDs across the country.

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Home-Based Primary Care News

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