Value-based Care and Financing in Health Care
Value-based health care is a health care delivery model in which providers, including hospitals and physicians, are paid based on patient outcomes. Under value-based care agreements, providers are rewarded for helping patients improve their health, reduce the effects and incidence of chronic disease and live healthier lives in...
Denver-based DispatchHealth Expands High-Acuity Home Care Service
The startup is focused on providing in-home care for mainly senior patients with high-acuity medical issues as a way to divert from costly emergency room visits and unnecessary hospitalizations. By Kevin Truong: Denver, Colorado-based DispatchHealth has launched its “ER-at-home” model into three new markets...
Heal CEO Sees Doctor House Calls as the Future of Medicine
Heal Chief Executive Officer Nick Desai and Chairman Paul Jacobs discuss the startup’s mission to enable doctors in making house calls. They speak with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang on “Bloomberg Technology.” (Source: Bloomberg)...
Aetna, Heal Bring Doctor House Calls to Atlanta Market
Technology startup Heal is teaming up with insurance giant Aetna — now a CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) company — to bring doctor house calls to one of the United States’ largest markets. Already available throughout California, parts of Virginia and Washington, D.C., Los Angeles-based Heal announced Tuesday...
Why the Department of Veterans Affairs is the Tesla of At-Home Care
By Bailey Bryant | Health Care News | Jan 2, 2019 As the senior population booms, agencies and health care systems continue to look for cost effective ways to provide quality in-home care. But even before industry giants were targeting innovation, an unlikely pioneer — the Department of...
HCCI Brings Home-Based Primary Care Training To China
  After a successful and well-received trip to Jinan, China in August, HCCI CEO Tom Cornwell, MD was invited back in November by China’s largest medical training center in Shanghai, Tongji Medical College, to provide training on home-based care. Eight modules were presented over two days, including HCCI Essential...
CMS finalizes ACO overhaul, shortening pathway for financial risk
Fierce Healthcare | by Evan Sweeney |  Dec 21, 2018 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized substantial changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), an overhaul that will truncate the time that Accountable Care Organizations can remain in one-sided risk models. CMS said the...
7 Signs Your Family Could Benefit From a Healthcare Provider In the Home
Article: Women Fitness Magazine Whether you’re caring for an aging parent or an ailing spouse, there’s no denying that taking on the role of a caregiver can prove extremely demanding. As much as you care for your loved one, the emotional and physical strain can sometimes...
Researchers Make the Case for Home-based Medical Care
Dec 12, 2018, American Academy of Family Physicians Frail Seniors Need Access to Care Home-based medical care for frail older adults makes a lot of sense. Evidence demonstrating that physicians and other clinicians can deliver high-quality, cost-saving care to these patients is mounting, and use of these services is...
Does Medicare Cover Doctor House Calls?
UNITED STATES—Toni: My 86-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s needs 24-hour care and lives in a local personal care home. She is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage HMO and taking her to the doctor is quite an ordeal. Friends have suggested that I dis-enroll my mother from this HMO and return...