July 2022

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we feature the launch of Tampa General Hospital’s hospital at home program, called TGH at Home. The program incorporates high-tech applications, including remote patient monitoring and telehealth visits supplemented by in-person care by trained health care providers. We also see an article written by Dr. Stephen Parodi, executive vice president at The Permanente Federation and an associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group, and Ceci Connolly, president and chief executive officer of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, detailing why it is pivotal for Congress to extend flexibilities for hospital care at home beyond the public health emergency. Finally, we see a partnership between Adventist Health and Emcara Health to expand in-home care to high-risk communities in parts of California. Providing hospital care at home continues to be significant to the healthcare industry and patients and their families continue to benefit from this program.

Weekly Roundups

July 11, 2022
July 18, 2022
July 25, 2022

June 2022

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we feature the success of the Hospital at Home Week of Action, hosted by the Advanced Care at Home coalition. The Week of Action was held from June 6-10 and was a huge success, with over 300 registrants for the Lunch and Learn session, more than 20 Congressional meetings with key Committee staff members, and social media advocacy. We also see a news article highlighting Baylor Scott & White’s plans to launch a Hospital at Home program in 2023. Finally, we see a partnership between Contessa Health and Memorial Hermann Health System to provide home-based care services to its patients. At-home care continues to be a vital component of efficient patient care and we continue to see advocates raise awareness around this topic.

Weekly Roundups

June 10, 2022
June 17, 2022
June 24, 2022

May 2022

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see a local news article that featured Billings Clinic in Montana, which is the first in the state to have hospital at home services from Dispatch Health. We also see Michigan Health Lab highlight the work of Michigan Medicine and Dr. Grace Jenq. The team runs five programs that include in-home visits by a full team of clinicians and their Patient Monitoring at Home program allowed for hospital readmission rates to drop by 64%. Furthermore, we see the President and CEO of Integris Health write an op-ed in The Journal Record highlighting the efforts of the Hospital at Home program that Integris launched in Oklahoma. Finally, Becker’s Hospital Review published a piece describing efforts by hospitals to offer more services outside the home. Advanced care at home continues to gain momentum as a model of innovation in the healthcare space.

Weekly Roundups

May 2, 2022
May 9, 2022
May 23, 2022
May 31, 2022

April 2022

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see a partnership between Illinois-based Blessing Health System and virtual care provider Biofourmis to provide acute-level hospital care inside patients’ homes. The partnership highlights how technology and health systems can merge to enhance healthcare delivery for patients. We also feature a patient story from the Mayo Clinic, where a spinal surgery patient was able to successfully recover outside of the hospital in the comfort of his home with immediate access to his care team whenever necessary. Furthermore, we see a blog by the California Health Care Foundation that notes how at-home monitoring creates an efficient and successful virtual hospital for UCI Health. Early outcomes data from their program indicate a reduction in length of stay and readmission rate. Finally, we see The Gleaner feature an article on the benefits of hospital-at-home care and how patients thrive in their own environment with they are surrounded by family and friends during recovery. We continue to realize that advanced care at home programs are pivotal to innovation and efficient care delivery systems.

Weekly Roundups

April 4, 2022
April 11, 2022
April 18, 2022
April 25, 2022

March 2022

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see the introduction of the Hospital Inpatient Services Modernization Act, S. 3792 and H.R. 7053, that would extend Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) waiver flexibilities currently tied to the Public Health Emergency (PHE). We also see a feature on UMass Memorial Health’s hospital at home program. Their program shows a 20-to 30-percent drop in 30-day readmission rates, strong clinical outcomes related to deep vein thrombosis and other infections that can be acquired in a hospital setting, and lower rates of discharge to skilled nursing facilities. We see a McKinsey and Company article highlighting that up to $265 billion worth of care services for Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries could shift to the home by 2025. Finally, we see a study published by the University of Iowa in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare that found that an at-home telemonitoring program was an effective and sustainable way to manage COVID-19 for patients. Advanced Care at Home models continue to be relevant in the healthcare space and advocacy remains around these programs.

Weekly Roundups

March 7, 2022
March 14, 2022
March 21, 2022
March 28, 2022

February 2022

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most integrated health network, launch a Hospital At Home at JFK University Medical Center in Edison to deliver high-quality acute care in the home of Medicare patients, with goals to have the program ultimately be scalable to the larger patient population. We also see the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs feature an article on the benefits of providing at-home care to veterans. This month, we also had the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy host a webinar entitled, “Leveraging Payment Reforms to Transform and Expand Home-Based Care for People with Complex Health Needs” on February 17, 2022. The webinar featured a panel discussion around value-based payment reform and the benefits of providing hospital care in the home. The webinar also included a discussion with CMMI’s Acting Deputy Director, Dr. Chris Ritter, on the Innovation Center’s outlook on at-home care as well as payment reform for alternatives to the fee-for-service model. Finally, we see the launch of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s at-home hospital program that enables clinicians to treat acute medical problems in patients’ homes. There continues to be momentum around advanced care at home with the implementation of new programs nationally as well as continued advocacy to support the model.

Weekly Roundups

February 7, 2022
February 14, 2022
February 21, 2022
February 28, 2022

January 2022

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see a partnership between Integra Community Care Network, the accountable care organization (ACO) for Care New England Health System, and tech company Biofourmis to help advance the type of care provided in the ACO’s hospital at home program. We also see Baxter International, Cardinal Health and Global Medical Response leading a $110 million investment into Medically Home to advance the care provided in advanced care at home programs. The investments help support a growing need for flexible hospital capacity, evolving patient preferences and a continued shift toward hospital care at home. We see the launch of Virtua Health’s hospital at home program in New Jersey, helping relieve overcapacity burden hospitals face as a result of COVID-19. Finally, we see an article by Dr. Stephen Parodi, associate executive director for The Permanente Medical Group at Kaiser Permanente, and executive vice president at The Permanente Federation. This article highlighted how the pandemic has supercharged a transformation in acute care and underscored Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to the advanced care at home model. Advanced care at home remains a vital piece of care innovation and continues to show better outcomes for hospitals, providers, and patients.

Weekly Roundups

January 10, 2022
January 18, 2022
January 24, 2022
January 31, 2022

December 2021

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see an expansion in realization that advanced care at home is the future of healthcare. We see an article from Next Avenue highlighting that the technology, affordability and patient satisfaction associated with hospital-at-home means in-home health care solutions could revolutionize medical care for older Americans. UNC Health is featured in a local news article, highlighting their patient success and ability to offer at-home and telehealth services to patients during the pandemic. Finally, we see the Advanced Care at Home (ACH) Coalition recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review as a top ten hospital innovation notable initiative. ACH’s efforts are listed alongside new artificial intelligence-powered healthcare companies, digital health, and data analytics. We continue to see the importance of integrating technology with providing quality healthcare as well as the value of shifting hospital care to the home.

Weekly Roundups

December 6, 2021
December 13, 2021
December 20, 2021

November 2021

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see continued interest in mobilizing hospital care in the home. The Hospital at Home Users Group held their annual meeting with several sessions discussing the advanced care at home program. Sessions covered included Hospital at Home and the Needs of the Medicare Beneficiaries as well as COVID + Hospital at Home. MedCityNews featured an article highlighting how hospitals can partner with hospital at home programs to leverage opportunities of home care and improve patient outcomes. We also see Medical City Healthcare partner with Resilient Healthcare to provide medical services such as around-the-clock remote monitoring and daily provider visits to patient of 14 Medical City hospitals under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Acute Hospital Care at Home Program. Providing hospital care in the home seems to provide measurable success to hospital entities and will be an asset to the future of healthcare.

Weekly Roundups

November 1, 2021
November 8, 2021
November 15, 2021

October 2021

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see a continued increase in awareness and momentum around the Advanced Care at Home program. This month has been extremely successful for the Advanced Care at Home Coalition as we officially launched the coalition and saw its success through immense media and press coverage. This month’s round-up also features the successes of Mayo Clinic and Henry Ford Health System and how they leverage their infrastructure and partnerships to provide at-home care for patients. We also see the importance of technology with companies, such as Biofourmis in Boston, that provide opportunities to enhance patient care in a virtual capacity with remote digital monitoring. Finally, we see continued discussion around the advanced care at home program and the ability to move patient care out of the hospital and into the home with the Connected Health Virtual Summit. This program has brought immense success to various patients, families, and health care stakeholders so far.

Weekly Roundups

October 4, 2021
October 11, 2021
October 19, 2021
October 25, 2021

September 2021

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see the continued success of advanced care at home programs. This month’s round-up features a HealthLeaders article detailing how hospital at home is taking patient experiences to new levels. The article highlights the Adventist Health Hospital at Home program and its partnership with Vituity. We also see Laguna Health launching an app to help patients manage their care at home after discharge from the hospital. Laguna’s tool lets patients contact an on-demand care team, talk to behavioral health specialists, view recovery plans and educational resources, and communicate with their providers. We see the success of the Mount Sinai at Home program, which uses an integrated care model to treat patients who are homebound or have trouble accessing care outside their home. This month’s round-up also features an insightful HIT Consultant article elaborating on three factors that combined to define the future of Hospital at Home care. These three factors are changing patient attitudes, medical economics and the positive acceptance of telemedicine. Advanced care at home is an asset to the future of healthcare and is becoming widely accepted across the healthcare community.

Weekly Roundups

September 2, 2021
September 10, 2021
September 20, 2021
September 24, 2021

August 2021

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see an immense amount of interest in hospital at home models. This month’s round-up features the kickoff of UMass Memorial Health’s Hospital at Home program, which aims to have five patients by the end of August and ten by the end of September. We also see the expansion of hospital care to the home with a new company called Cadence. Mayo Clinic was featured on the Today Show, with Dr. Pippa Shulman, who helped design the program, explaining how consumers are paying less with the advanced care at home program. We also see an article on TechCrunch elaborating on how the future of healthcare is in the home by highlighting the value of next-generation technology and value-based care strategies. Advanced care at home remains a vital piece of interest in the healthcare industry and is quickly shaping the future for patient care and success.

Weekly Roundups

August 4, 2021
August 13, 2021
August 20, 2021
August 30, 2021

July 2021

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we continue to see an acceleration of interest in bringing hospital care to the home. This month’s round-up features Holy Name as the first hospital in New Jersey to institute the state’s first government-approved hospital at home program. We also see a patient success story at Duke Health, marking the successes of treating its first patient under the Duke Raleigh Acute Hospital Care at Home Program. The round-up features an interview with Maneesh Goyal from the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Stephen Parodi from Kaiser Permanente regarding their investment in Medically Home as well as the importance of technology in achieving efficiency in advanced care at home models. We also see the expansion of the University Hospitals Hospital-at-Home program in collaboration with Edgility Cognitive Healthcare. Advanced care at home is continuing to show high levels of success and efficiency among providers and patients. The model is certainly vital to the future of healthcare.

Weekly Roundups

July 1, 2021
July 13, 2021
July 23, 2021
July 30, 2021

June 2021

Monthly Highlights

In this month’s round of Advanced Care at Home highlights, we see an incredible amount of momentum and interest around the Advanced Care at Home program. This month’s round-up features the Physician-focused Payment Model (PFPM) Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) where Dr. Narayana Murali and Kendall Haygood presented the Marshfield Clinic Health System-Contessa Health joint proposal for acute care at home. We also see Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins Medicine, Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Massachusetts General Hospital highlighted as leading acute care at home stakeholders in Modern Healthcare and Kaiser Health News. We continue to see partnerships such as the one between Sentara Medical Group and Sentara Home Care Services to provide hospital-level care at home.  Finally, we see the launch of Hoag at Home, California-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s hospital at home program. The new program will include skilled nursing and therapy services, palliative care, bereavement support and physician services at home. The advanced care at home movement is continuing to pick up speed and is becoming a topic of interest among several stakeholders.

Weekly Roundups

June 14, 2021
June 21, 2021
June 28, 2021