Overall education of policymakers on advances in care at home and patient preference for home. Change the narrative around the home as a site of clinical care. Use surveys, data, research, and spokespeople to promote the home as part of the future of care.
Advocate for Hospital at Home authority and long-term Medicare program. Advocate for permanent flexibility to transfer or treat patients in home-based settings, when preferred by the patient and clinically appropriate.
Ensure equal access for seniors through fair reimbursement for home-based evaluation and monitoring (E/M) codes. Advocate for these codes to be valued in the same manner as an E/M code in the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, simultaneously advocating to address this issue on the Hill through any effort to reform or eliminate the budget neutrality requirement.
Advocate for a home-based Medicare post-acute care model. Advocate for the creation of a post-acute care benefit that would serve as a home-based alternative for skilled nursing facility care. This model could help patients recover at home while potentially improving cost and quality outcomes.
Encourage greater flexibility for home-based care services to meet Medicare Advantage network adequacy standards. Advocate for the home to be a site of clinical care for purposes of network adequacy. Explore opportunities to further advance a national conversation around increasing access to home-based care services through pushing the boundaries of the definition of clinical site.
Ensure home is an option for care in traditional Medicare. Advocate for Congress to remove barriers in traditional Medicare to improve access to care in the home in areas such as home infusion, labs, dialysis, diagnostics, and primary care.
Policy PrioritiesMoving Health Home2021-10-15T03:42:20+00:00