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Invited Commentary
August 2018

Hospital-at-Home Care Programs—Is the Hospital of the Future at Home?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
  • 2Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 3Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 4University of Pennsylvania Health System, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(8):1040-1041. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.2566

Medicare continues to lead the national effort to improve health care value by reforming how clinicians and hospitals are paid. Participation in Medicare’s prominent alternative payment models, such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) and bundled payments, has been associated with some promising early results.1-3 Under new incentives created by the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, engagement in these and other value-based payment models will continue to increase.

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