At-Home Assessments

Whether Hospital Care at Home Continues When Pandemic Emergency Ends Is Up to Congress

August 12th 2022, 3:00pm


When the pandemic public health emergency eventually ends, so will the various waivers and regulatory flexibilities enacted by HHS during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the ability to provide acute hospital care at home, unless Congress acts.

Disadvantages of Videoconferencing for Home Assessments Limit Clinical Feasibility

August 11th 2022, 6:54pm


Occupational therapists and caregivers note that while videoconferencing to conduct home assessments before hospital discharge have significant advantages, the current disadvantages limit the clinical feasibility of virtual home visits.

Identifying Benefits, Concerns Around Virtual Home Assessments

August 5th 2022, 8:40pm


This UK study looked at the use of telehealth to deliver virtual home assessments for occupational therapy services; the authors also created guidelines to support additional work in this area.

Tools Physical Therapists Can Use to Create Plans for Safe Aging in Place

August 3rd 2022, 5:27pm


Comprehensive geriatric assessments are designed to keep frail older adults healthy and out of hospitals and nursing homes; a recent article described the the components that make up an assessment and how they can apply to a physiotherapy evaluation.

Contributor: Charting a New Path to At-Home Medication Adherence With Digital Pharmacy Support

July 17th 2022, 12:14pm


Polypharmacy and medication adherence are common problems among the Medicare patient population, and this article addresses how Medicare Advantage plans can address these challenges and improve patient outcomes.

Characteristics of Home-Based Care Provided by Accountable Care Organizations

May 12th 2022, 1:00pm


Accountable care organizations (ACOs) deliver a diverse array of home-based services, but many of the services are not reimbursed. ACOs may not expand these programs without strong evidence of cost savings.

Serving Nontraditional Health Care Needs in Medicare Through VBID

April 8th 2022, 1:43pm


Panelists touted the ability to pay for items and repairs to keep Medicare beneficiaries healthier at home, avoiding potentially costly hospitalizations and complications.

Study to Assess Benefits of Home Visits Among Patients With Advanced Parkinson

December 29th 2021, 8:45pm


The new research is aimed at a patient group often left out of research studies.

Scalable Hospital at Home With Virtual Physician Visits: Pilot Study

October 9th 2015, 12:49pm


Results suggest that this scalable model of Hospital at Home is safe, feasible, highly satisfactory, and may be associated with substantial reductions in hospital readmissions.