Recorded June 29, 2021
The CMS waiver that established the Acute Hospital Care at Home program and set off a dramatic expansion of hospital at home programs across the country is only in effect during the current public health emergency. As the pandemic relents, what can we learn from current DC policy discussions about how payment and policy for hospital at home may change in the coming months? This webinar gathered inside-the-Beltway experts from the consulting firm Healthsperien to discuss efforts already underway to educate legislators and other policymakers around:
- the merits of a waiver extension (or at least flexibility), opportunities for, and approaches to a CMMI-supported hospital at home demonstration, and
- the growing evidence base (and data requirements) that HaH advocates can use to make the case for our work in the halls of power.
Our speakers also reviewed developing plans to build a broad-based coalition in support of a variety of payment policies and regulations necessary to enable hospital at home programs to grow and thrive in the months and years ahead.
Al Siu, MD, MSPH
Professor & Chair Emeritus
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai