Readmission reduction solution: House calls

A program offered by UnitedHealth to send a physician or nurse practitioner to the homes of Medicare Advantage members helped reduce hospital and nursing home admissions, according to a new study published by Health Affairs. The research examined the results of the UnitedHealth Medicare Home Visit Program, which has been active in five states since January 2008. They found participants had up to 14 percent fewer home admissions in the 12 months after the home visit. However, effects on emergency room visits were mixed. Read the full article at FierceHealthPayer