NEJM December 7, 2021
Douglas V. Clarke, MD, MBA, Jillian Newsam, MPH, Douglas P. Olson, MD, Danielle Adams, MS, BSN, RN, Ashby J. Wolfe, MD, MPP, MPH & Lee A. Fleisher, MD

Following the deployment of a waiver flexibility to address hospital capacity demands related to the Covid-19 public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to monitor the effectiveness of this waiver and is evaluating its application in a post-pandemic environment.

Summary

When the Covid-19 epidemic intensified and hospitals were meeting or exceeding capacity, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) used its emergency authority to waive several regulations. The Acute Hospital Care at Home (AHCaH) initiative, launched in November 2020, allowed Medicare-certified hospitals to treat patients with inpatient-level care at home. Here, the authors describe a collaborative effort of CMS senior...

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