The brief describes the key components of home-based primary care, explores challenges to scaling the model, and makes policy recommendations for ensuring homebound patients have access to effective care. It cites the National Home-Based Primary and Palliative Care Network CMS-approved Qualified Clinical Data Registry, and links to The John A. Hartford Foundation's journalists page.
Amy Berman is interviewed about home-based care, including Dr. Cornwell’s Home Centered Care Institute in Schaumburg, Illinois. In relation to the Independence At Home demonstration project, Ms. Berman says, "Independence at Home is creating access as well as quality systems." And she stresses the importance of family members and caregivers to ensure respectful care at the end of life and enable people to stay in their homes.
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