Home-Based Care Still an ‘Undertapped’ Resource for Seniors with Complex Health Needs

Posted Saturday, March 26, 2022

According to a new analysis published by Health Affairs, policymakers should focus on home-based care services and payment model improvements to address the needs of seniors with complex health needs.

Experts at the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University in Washington, D.C., argue there should be four key areas of focus to ensure home-based care is folded more regularly into the broader health care system:

– Adapting existing VBP models to better support the nuances of home-based care

– Ensuring these models are accessible to small, independent care providers with limited resources

– Modifying technical components of existing models to account for the unique needs of individuals receiving home-based care

– Strengthening the home-based care infrastructure by leveraging initial and ongoing flexibilities introduced during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE)

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