Developing a Quality Framework for Medical Care Provided at Home


For homebound, chronically ill patients, many of whom are elderly and poor, making the trip to a doctor’s office can be extremely difficult. The Affordable Care Act’s Independence at Home demonstration recognizes the importance of providing medical care at home for these high-cost patients. It will be testing whether a shared-savings payment model can help sustain physician practices that offer home visits. This project will create a national network of health care providers, consumer and caregiver representatives, policymakers, and other stakeholders to establish a common vision for what medical care at home can be and to develop appropriate quality metrics for such care. This work will lay the groundwork for a national registry of primary care practices that provide medical care at home. Cofunding is being sought from the Retirement Research Foundation.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Regents of the University of California
Principal Investigator:
Christine Ritchie, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
November 13, 2012
Related Topics
Health Care Delivery

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