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What does the future of home health care hold? We want your help to find out

(From MedCity News    August 25, 2014)

by Teresa Lee

The value proposition of providing care in the home is simple: improve patient outcomes while providing care in the least costly, and generally patient-preferred, setting. Americans, especially as they age, prefer to age in place, which remains an option for millions of older Americans and those with disabilities thanks in part to the Medicare home health benefit.

To date, the role of home health care has been influenced significantly by Federal policies, particularly the Medicare program’s home health benefit. This framework, however, was not designed to support the rapidly growing demographic of older Americans, which estimates suggest include up to 10,000 new Medicare eligible adults each day.

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