This resource used national survey data from physician practices and ACOs, paired with qualitative interviews, to learn about home visiting programs.
- ACO practices were more likely to report using care transitions home visits than non-ACO practices were.
- Interviewed ACOs reported using home visits as part of care management and care transitions programs as well as to evaluate patients’ home environments and identify needs.
- ACOs most often used nonphysician staff to conduct home visits.
- Home visit implementation for some types of patients can be challenging because of barriers related to reimbursement, staffing, and resources.
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Adults Under 65 with Disabilities
People with Advanced Illness
Frail Older Adults
People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
People with Behavioral Health and Social Needs
Key Questions Answered
- How are home visits used in physician practices and accountable care organizations (ACOs)?
- Who conducts these visits?
- What are some challenges associated with home visits?