May 15, 2024 – Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Hospital Inpatient Services Modernization Act of 2024, bipartisan legislation that would extend the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acute Hospital Care at Home (AHCAH) waiver program for five years. This bill would allow for the continuation of the program, which has routinely been demonstrated to reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, and lessen the burden on hospitals.

This extension would provide much-needed stability to Medicare patients nationwide by enabling providers to continue delivering hospital-level care to Medicare beneficiaries in the comfort of their own homes.

The AHCAH program is currently active in 37 states nationwide, including Delaware and South Carolina.

“Since Hospital at Home was implemented just a few years ago, we have seen this program deliver positive patient outcomes and reduce costs nationwide. I recently had the opportunity to celebrate Delaware’s own ChristianaCare as they admitted their 1,000th patient through the program,” said Senator Carper.