Hospital at Home: A Leading Care Model for the Future?
Hospital at Home is an innovative patient care model that picked up traction during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is growing in the U.S. and internationally, and is part of the expanding movement to deliver health care in people’s homes. While early success with the model shows feasibility, improved outcomes and lower costs for certain patients with select conditions and building consensus across providers, payers and policymakers is key for ensuring long-term success for this emerging model. Join NCQA and Hospital at Home experts for a 90-minute roundtable discussion of early successes and emerging policies and infrastructure considerations. Faculty include policymakers, private industry representatives and researchers.
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- Administrators and Clinicians
- Consultants, Contractors, and Vendors
- Directors, Managers, Specialists, and Coordinators
- Primary Care Teams
- Professionals at Health Plans or Managed Care Organizations
- Professionals of Compliance, Regulation, or Public Policy
- Professionals of Population or Public Health
- Professionals of Performance, Quality, or Risk Management
- Professionals of Quality Assurance or Improvement
- List at least four benefits of Hospital at Home versus traditional in-patient care.
- Outline how the Hospital at Home ecosystem is driving low acuity care design.
- Discuss Hospital at Home DEI implications for patients in urban and rural settings.
Amal Agarwal DO, MBA
Amal Agarwal, D.O., MBA, is a board-certified emergency room physician with clinical, entrepreneurial, administrative and operational experience. Dr. Agarwal’s mission is to help with transition from a fee-for-service model of care to a value-based model through patient and physician engagement. Dr. Agarwal was Chief Medical Officer for a health analytics platform, health care consultant for Accenture, Medical Director in the Executive Physician Immersion Program at Humana and is a VP in the Home Care Solutions Division at Humana. He completed his Six Sigma Green Belt training.
Dr. Agarwal received his MBA from the University of Illinois, his medical degree from Des Moines University and his BS in finance and accounting from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida and is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky.
Caroline Blaum, MD, MS
Dr. Caroline S. Blaum joined NCQA from NYU Langone Health, where she was the Diane and Arthur Belfer Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Director of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. At NYU, Dr. Blaum maintained an active clinical practice and supervised clinical education for medical trainees in geriatrics and palliative care. She led a program in translational research that was supported by the NIA, AHRQ, PCORI and The John A Hartford Foundation concerning models of care for vulnerable populations, multiple chronic conditions, frailty and diabetes in older adults. Prior to NYU, Dr. Blaum was Professor and Assistant Dean for Population Health at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Blaum has been active in national policy work related to delivery system redesign and quality of care for older adults and people with multiple chronic conditions and has worked with the American Geriatrics Society, the AMA PCPI and NQF.
John D. Halamka, MD, MS
John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S., president of the Mayo Clinic Platform, leads a portfolio of platform businesses focused on transforming health care by leveraging artificial intelligence, connected health care devices and a network of trusted partners. Prior to his appointment at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Halamka was Chief Information Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. As the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Halamka helped the George W. Bush administration, the Obama administration and governments around the world plan their health care information strategies. Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, and pursued graduate work in bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his residency at Harbor—UCLA Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2020.
Bruce Leff, M.D.
Dr. Bruce Leff is Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he directs the Director of the Center for Transformative Geriatric Research. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Community and Public Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. He is a national and international expert in Hospital at Home, and led the development of the first models in the U.S., national demonstration studies Medicare Advantage and a CMMI demonstration. He co-directs the National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network (https://improvehousecalls.org/), whose mission is to advance the field of home-based medical care through a coordinated program of quality improvement and applied research. Dr. Leff has served on multiple NQF, NCQA and CMS technical expert panels. He is past-director of the JHOME (home-based primary care) Program at Johns Hopkins and is current Chair of the Geriatric Medicine Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine of the ABIM Council. As past -President of the American Academy of Home Care Physicians, he helped develop and implement the Independence at Home Demonstration (section 3024 of the Affordable Care Act).
Raphael Rakowski is Executive Chairman, Chief Development Officer and Co-Founder of Medically Home, pioneering the world’s first virtual hospital. He is an American entrepreneur, investor and health care industry veteran. He is a public speaker and advocate for changes to the American health care system and is the subject of a documentary ("Mr. Rakowski") examining the effects of the Holocaust on his childhood. Mr. Rakowski was the CEO of American Healthways and co-founded Intersection Partners, which launched a series of health care services businesses, including Clinically Home, the predecessor model to Medically Home Group. He is a graduate of Lehman College.
In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team.
This educational activity is approved for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
This educational activity is approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours.*
This live course grants 2.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.
* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education which specify that sponsors of continuing medical education activities and presenters at and planners for these activities disclose any relevant financial relationships either party might have with commercial companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations.
For sponsors, relevant financial relationships include large research grants, institutional agreements for joint initiatives, substantial gifts, or other relationships that benefit the institution. For presenters or planning committee members, relevant financial relationships include the receipt of research grants from a commercial company, consultancies, honoraria, travel, or other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company; or having an immediate family member or partner with such a relationship.
Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.
Relevant financial relationships exist with the following companies/organizations:
Amal Agarwal: None
Caroline Blaum: None
John Halamka: None
Raphael Rakowski: None
Additional Planning Committee Members:
Tammy Donnelly: None
Lincoln Haynes: None
Affiliation/Financial Interest Name of Organization
Bruce Jeff Grant/Research Support John A. Hartford Foundation
Consultant Medically Home, Dispatch Health, Chartis Group
Program content was peer reviewed to ensure that it is fair-balanced and free from commercial bias.
This program was developed in part by NCQA staff.
This program received no commercial support.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 ANCC
- 1.00 Participation
- 2.00 PCMH CCE