Path To High-Quality, Low-Cost Care Whitepaper
America’s population is aging – and quickly. More chronically ill and medically complex individuals are having difficulty accessing quality health care than ever before – and the number of at-risk patients continues
to grow. Approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, and beneficiaries with five or more chronic conditions represent the fastest-growing segment of the Medicare population.
Many of these chronically ill patients are housebound or have mobility issues, which often result in costly
and avoidable hospitalizations. In this current health care landscape, home-based primary care (HBPC) – or
the modern-day house call – is a viable, innovative solution that can help these patients by providing
quality, compassionate care at a more sustainable cost than traditional institutional care, in addition
to addressing future pressures on the United States health care system.
In cooperation with Fierce Healthcare, HCCI talked to experts around the country to get their perspective of how to address this challenge.
Home-Based Primary Care’s Perfect Storm
Today a perfect storm has developed that is fanning the sails of the modern house call movement.
Home care medicine can help health systems achieve the Triple Aim – markedly improving the quality of life for our nation’s most complex patients, delivering substantially better experiences for patients and caregivers, and dramatically reducing health care costs.
Diverse factors are driving the growing trend toward home-based primary care and aging in place. HCCI founder, Dr. Thomas Cornwell, calls this convergence the “perfect storm” in his report on the state of house call medicine today.
Click here to read Dr. Cornwell’s report.