Healthcare Innovation (12/6/23) — The CMS Innovation Center’s Independence at Home demonstration has worked with medical practices to test the effectiveness of delivering comprehensive primary care services to chronically ill patients at home. With that demonstration project coming to an end on Dec. 31, a panel of experts at this week’s Primary Care Transformation Summit discussed what it will take to scale up home-based primary care for the home-bound population.

The panelists saw some potential pros and cons of the rapid shift to Medicare Advantage. Julie Sacks, M.S.W., president and chief operating officer of the Home Centered Care Institute, said, “It makes it possible to sustain a practice and do what you need to do to take care of this really complex patient population. It allows the practices to have the resources to really take care of them in the way they need to. So I think it’s a really good thing. I don’t know that it has to be necessarily Medicare Advantage, but value-based care can come in different forms.” Read more.