The Medicare Independence at Home Demonstration saved $7.8 million, or an average of $89 per beneficiary, in its second performance year, according to corrected results released yesterday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The demonstration, which began in 2012 and was extended through September 2019 by the Bipartisan Budget Act, is testing whether primary care services delivered at home by multidisciplinary teams improve care and reduce costs for beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. According to the update, CMS awarded an aggregate $5.3 million in incentive payments to seven practices that reduced Medicare expenditures and met quality goals in the second performance year. For more on the demonstration, visit http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/Independence-at-Home.

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