Home Is Where the Physician Is: CMI to Test Patient Home Care Model

January 27th, 2012
Health IT

Patients with multiple chronic disorders often spend the majority of their time going from one doctor to another. With different providers and hospital visits, it is difficult to provide clinical care coordination and communication between providers. The lack of communication and coordination usually leads to disjointed care, duplicate tests and ultimately adds to the expense of a healthcare delivery system.

Now, chronic disease patients can merely open the door to their home to receive primary care services. Pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Healthcare Reform Act”), the Federal Government has directed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (“CMI”) to engage in a demonstration project to test a model of providing care in the patient home instead of in a physician office.

Read MMM attorney Michele Madison’s full article on the AJC’s HealthFlock blog.