CMS Adds Medical Practices to Home-Care Pilot Program

Three groups of medical practices were added to an 8-month-old Medicare pilot program that aims to test methods for reducing unnecessary beneficiary hospitalizations.

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The CMS admitted three consortia of medical practices to the Independence at Home Demonstration Program that was launched in December and already includes 16 other practices. The new consortia members are Virginia Commonwealth University Health System/Medical College of Virginia Hospitals and Physicians in Richmond, Va.; Innovative Primary Senior Care in Skokie, Ill.; and Treasure Coast Healthcare in Stuart, Fla.