National demonstration continues to prove advantages of primary medical care at home

June 14, 2019

Portland, Ore. — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the fourth-year results from the national demonstration project Independence at Home (IAH). Expenditures for beneficiaries within the 14 IAH practices across the country were 8.9 percent below their spending targets, an average reduction of $2,814 per beneficiary and a total savings of $32.9 million dollars.

Housecall Providers’ IAH beneficiaries saved 28.8 percent over a matched group of local individuals living with similar chronic conditions but not receiving home-based medical care. Housecall
Providers met all six-quality measures, as they have done in all prior years, and as a result, will receive $800,183 as its share of the cost savings. More


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