Friday, November 14, 2014
John A. Hartford Foundation Forges Public-Private Partnership With CMMI to Spread "Hospital at Home" Model of Care
To help improve the health of older adults, the John A. Hartford Foundation has formed a new public-private partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to support testing, delivery, and dissemination of the Mobile Acute Care Team. The Mobile Acute Care Team is a model of care that improves health outcomes for older adults with certain chronic conditions while lowering costs by bringing them hospital-level care in their own homes. It is a version of the program known as Hospital at Home.
Earlier this year, the Mobile Acute Care Team received a Health Care Innovation Award of $9.6 million from the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) -- one of only 39 such Health Care Innovation Awards chosen in round two of this highly selective program. The Hartford Foundation grant will provide an additional $1.6 million over four years to evaluate the model and position it for widespread dissemination and implementation. The Foundation has a track record of collaborating on innovative health care projects with federal agencies ranging from the National Institute on Aging to the Corporation for National and Community Service....