More Payers Leaning Into High-Acuity, At-Home Care Could be a ‘Game Changer’

Posted March 8, 2023

Hospital-at-home care had a breakthrough moment in the U.S. after the onset of COVID-19.

At the end of 2022, the $1.66 trillion omnibus spending bill made sure that the financial setup that helped get hospital-at-home programs off the ground during the pandemic would not go away once the public health emergency ended.

But the CMS’ Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver is now just one part of the larger shift to high-acuity home-based care. While that funding mechanism remains, organizations are also finding new ways to fund hospital at home and other new models to bring into the home.

Medically Home recently unveiled its “ED in Home” model, which is meant to bring emergency department care into a patient’s home.

“Our primary focus is to build the core chassis to decentralize care,” Medically Home CEO Rami Karjian told Home Health Care News. “So, what you’re seeing here with ED in Home is a natural extension of that primary focus to decentralized care to another use case.”

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