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Health Care Executives Share Provocative Takes on the Future of Home-Based Care

Two weeks ago, Home Health Care News hosted our flagship FUTURE Conference in downtown Chicago. Since then, I’ve been reflecting on the event’s panels as well as my on-background conversations to get a better feel for where the health care world — and home-based care, in particular — is headed. Value-based care and the shift …

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‘The Waiver Program Is Tough’: Issues with the CMS Hospital-at-Home Program

The proliferation of hospital-at-home models has been one of the major home-based care trends during the COVID-19 crisis, and players on all sides are bullish that that trend will continue after the pandemic subsides. The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) “Acute Hospital Care At Home” waiver program has allowed more health systems …

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DispatchHealth Raises $200M to Expand In-Home Medical Care Model

With a new round of financing secured, in-home medical care company DispatchHealth is gearing up for another major expansion push. The Denver, Colorado-based company announced Wednesday that it has raised an additional $200 million in Series D, bringing its overall fundraising total to more than $417 million since launching in 2013. DispatchHealth’s latest funding comes …

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MultiCare physician exec: The good news is we have tech on our side to manage hospital capacity

Amid unrelenting surges of Covid-19 cases, healthcare organizations like MultiCare Health System had to reconfigure their operations to manage capacity. In an interview, Dr. Michael Meyers, a MultiCare physician executive, describes how the health system leveraged technology to help it move through the different phases of the pandemic.

DispatchHealth Launches New Hospital-at-Home, Telehealth Programs with MultiCare

DispatchHealth announced Tuesday that it has teamed up with MultiCare — a Tacoma, Washington-based health system — to offer care through a new hospital-at-home program. The news comes roughly two weeks after the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made a major announcement about allowing “unprecedented” flexibilities when it comes to offering hospital-level …

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DispatchHealth Partnership Helps MultiCare Lower Its Total Cost of Care by $1,509 Per Patient

In 2018, home-based care provider DispatchHealth was enlisted by the health system MultiCare to reduce the overall cost of care in its network. The move immediately paid dividends. In the first full calendar year of collaboration, DispatchHealth was able to work with Tacoma, Washington-based MultiCare to divert 65% of patients away from the ER, according …

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