Home-Based Primary Care Resources: A Toolkit for Health Partners

Implementation Tool
June 2019


This toolkit details the benefits of home-based primary care to help providers demonstrate the need for these programs.


Approximately two million adults in the U.S. have functional impairments, disabilities, or multiple chronic conditions that leave them unable to visit a doctor’s office for primary care visits. Home-based primary care (HBPC) is a patient-centered approach to help this homebound population get the care they need and avoid hospitalizations. This toolkit from the American Academy of Home Care Medicine is designed to help payers and providers understand how home-based primary care programs improve quality of care, improve patient outcomes, and reduce costs.

About this Tool

The toolkit includes: (1) communications tools on for payers and providers to promote HBPC, including patient stories; (2) frequently asked questions on HBPC, including who benefits from it and scalability/adaptability; and (3) a summary of key patient health and financial outcomes from home-based primary care. It also includes a short documentary on the power of home care medicine and a white paper that can help stakeholders establish a need case for a home-based primary care program at their organizations.


Payers and providers can use this toolkit to learn more about home-based primary care and make the business case for their own organizations to adopt HBPC programs.

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