For the sickest patients, Medicare tests home-based primary care in Portland

For the sickest patients, Medicare tests home-based primary care in Portland
Dr. Lara Garrett with Housecall Providers prepares to give a flu shot in this 2010 file photograph. Housecall Providers is one of 16 medical groups in the U.S. chosen to pilot a home-based primary care project for Medicare enrollees with multiple chronic health problems. Photo by Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian.

In The Oregonian, Joe Rojas-Burke reports:

In a given year, 10 percent of the people covered by Medicare account for nearly 60 percent of spending. A pilot project starting today in Portland aims to show that providing home-based primary care to Medicare patients with multiple chronic conditions can improve their health – and save money.

» Read the whole story in The Oregonian