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Invited Commentary
July 2017

Cost Sharing and Home Health Care

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(7):1018-1019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.1077

Home health care has been one of the fastest-growing parts of the Medicare program, with spending doubling on these services between 2001 and 2014.1 In 2014, roughly 3.4 million Medicare beneficiaries received home health care at a total cost to Medicare of $17.7 billion.1

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