Home care use yields savings for Medicare

November 2009
Chain Drug Review;11/23/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 20, p17
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a study released by Avalere Health LLC which reveals that home care use of patients yields savings for Medicare in the U.S. Avalere estimated that if all chronic patient in the study use home health care services, Medicare could save 1.77 billion dollars in 2005 and 2006. Alexis Ahlstrom, a director at Avalere, said that home health care can be a prudent way of delivering post-acute care to Medicare beneficiaries.


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