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January 31, 2023    

What Providers and Health Care Organizations Need to Know About the Hospital At Home Model

This Bulletin is brought to you by AHLA’s Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group.
  • January 31, 2023
  • Dan Platten , Kroll, LLC
  • Brendan Fanning , Kroll, LLC

The modern Hospital at Home (HaH) model was first introduced in the United States at Johns Hopkins in 1995 to explore an alternative model of care for elderly patients with chronic conditions outside of the traditional inpatient care setting. The impact of the 2019 coronavirus public health emergency on providers, patients, and regulatory bodies has driven increased interest and transaction activity within the HaH space. In March 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Hospitals Without Walls program providing regulatory flexibility to provide care beyond hospital campuses. CMS expanded on this effort in November 2020 with the Acute Hospital Care at Home program allowing for treatment at home for more than 60 acute conditions under a set of protocols. This expansion of regulatory flexibility in conjunction with the increased use of telecommunication technology during the pandemic is increasingly driving providers to explore the potential benefits of the HaH model.


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