ARTICLE: To What Extent Are the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2019 MIPS Quality Measures Inclusive of Home-Based Medical Care?

AUTHORS: Bruce Leff, Orla Sheehan, Shivani Bhatnagar, Krista L. Harrison, Randolph C. Barrows, Christine S. Ritchie

JOURNAL: Ann Intern Med. 2020 May 19. doi: 10.7326/M20-0235. Online ahead of print.


Background: Two million older adults are completely or mostly homebound, and another 5.3 million have difficulty or need help getting out of their homes (1). Multiple studies, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Independence at Home Demonstration, have proven that home-based primary care is effective in providing cost-saving, high-quality care to high-need, high-cost, homebound older adults (2).

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