Fierce Health Payer December 8, 2021
The Independence at Home payment model hasn’t improved quality or generated statistically significant savings for Medicare over the past six years, a new study found.
The study, published last week by Mathematica, looked at a model that gives physicians incentive payments for lowering Medicare costs and meeting a set of quality measures. The goal was to improve care coordination for patients especially after they leave the hospital.
“When examining dually eligible beneficiaries who received home-based primary care from any providers, Mathematica’s analysis found lower expenditures on institutional care and higher expenditures on home-based services—but no reduction in total Medicare or Medicaid spending,” according to a release on the firm’s analysis.
Mathematica examined its evaluation report in the sixth year of...