By Rose Raymond / Staff Editor for The DO CMS [The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] is working with 18 organizations and tracking the health costs of patients from each organization for three years starting in 2012. Sites whose patient care costs show significant savings over what Medicare estimates their care would cost outside the [Read more… ]
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By Zachry Floro In 2011, the federal government spent $524 billion on Medicare costs alone, a figure that’s predicted to balloon to $949 billion by 2020. The system is ripe for improvement and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D – Ore.) thinks bringing back retro-style house calls just might be the answer. Wyden’s thrown his support behind a new [Read more… ]
by J. Duncan Moore Jr./For The Medicare NewsGroup and Kimber Solana/The Medicare NewsGroup Back in 1992, Benneth Husted, M.D., noticed that elderly patients with chronic conditions who didn’t have access to a physician often landed in the emergency room in such terrible shape they’d have to be admitted to the hospital. So she started a [Read more… ]
Kristian Foden-Vencil rides along with HCP clinician JC Provost to see first hand the ins-an-outs of a primary care house call. Foden-Vencil also delves into Independence at Home, the three-year national demonstration project that Housecall Providers will begin participating in June, 1, 2012. You can read or listen to his broadcast, which also includes by clicking here.