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|What is Home-Based Primary Care?|
Home-Based Primary Care
What is home-based primary care?
HBPC programs provide appropriate care (primary, urgent, or palliative) to high-risk, medically vulnerable patients, often suffering multiple chronic conditions, when and where they need it. This patient-centric, continuous care model delivers clinical, economic, and human benefits such as
The aging population and the shift to value-based payment models are arguably the 2 most disruptive forces in healthcare. Yet, payers and providers too often fail to see, monitor, and manage those individuals who will disproportionally affect the impact of this gathering storm.
They are the “invisible homebound,” an estimated 2 million frail, functionally impaired and vulnerable adults who
Who provides home-based primary care?
Most HBPC providers work in partnership with interdisciplinary teams that can include
HBPC providers work with large and small health systems, accountable care organizations, managed care organizations, and medical practices. They offer different types of program models which are customized to address the unique needs of diverse populations and communities.
When is HBPC most successful?
A key to success is selecting the right patients—those who are truly at risk, do not see primary care providers and are heavy users of healthcare services. This requires a combination of health benefits data and the expertise of specially trained HBPC physicians and other providers who follow the practice guidelines of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine.
Critical elements of successful HBPC models include
How is HBPC reimbursed?
More than 2.5 million home-based primary care visits made last year were to patients enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, dual Medicare-Medicaid plans, Medicare Advantage, and other commercial health plans. As healthcare continues to transition to value-based payments, more and more full-service HBPC programs are adopting per member/per month fee structures. Others are participating in risk-sharing arrangements, including the 17 HBPC programs participating in the CMS’s Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration project.To contact AAHCM for more information, please reach out to Brent Feorene, 440.871.2756. For media inquiries, please contact Kathleen Hertzog.
What is HBPC?
Learn more about the service and why implementing it is the right choice for this patient population.
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Frequently asked questions about HBPC
Who benefits from HBPC? Are there enough providers? Is HBPC scalable and adaptable? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
Becoming the Ultimate Health Partner
HBPC programs aren’t just good for your bottom line, they create better community-based solutions for chronically ill patients.
Proven Cost Savings, Higher Patient Satisfaction
HBPC improves quality of life for patients and their families, but it has significant financial impact as well.
The Effects of Care
Hear from people benefitting from and delivering HBPC solutions in this video testimonial.