A Medical Experiment with Positive Results
July 2, 2013 11:12 PM Subscribe
Health Quality Partners is an experimental program that uses home visits to Medicare patients to improve health. It also cuts costs. Scheduled to shut down this week, the program has gotten a reprieve.
This is the third time Medicare has almost shut Coburn’s program down, only to give it an extension at the last minute. “We really have got to figure out how to get beyond this cycle with Medicare,” Coburn sighed.
Still, for those who want to see the health-care system move towards a new model that emphasizes the management of chronic illnesses rather the treatment of acute illnesses, HQP’s reprieve is a big deal.
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