Home-Based Palliative Care Model Reduces ACO Costs and Reduces Readmissions

Lisa Remington, President of Remington Health Strategy Group, has penned a piece on a Journal of Palliative Medicine study that points to benefits for the accountable care organization (ACO) model for home-based palliative care (HBPC) programs. Substantial cost savings and reduced hospital admissions for patients facing serious illness were found.

The study’s authors examined outcomes after the implementation of an HBPC program within a Medicare Shared Savings Programs (MSSP). The study focused on 651 patients in a New York metropolitan between October 1, 2014, and March 31, 2016. 569 did not receive palliative care and 82 were enrolled in the HBPC program. Click here to read the full study.

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