Home Health Care News January 13, 2021
The Acute Hospital Care At Home initiative from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now has at least 80 participants, Administrator Seema Verma announced Wednesday.
Unveiled in November, the initiative has been growing rapidly, especially of late. On its end, CMS hopes the emerging hospital-at-home models can increase acute care capacity and keep patients where they’re most comfortable.
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) was the eighth organization to have its hospital-at-home program approved by CMS. It was given the go-ahead under an expedited process due to its experience with the model prior to the government initiative.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Highmark Health is the parent company of AHN. Its businesses include a hospital and physician network plus home- and community-based...