Homebound patients often struggle with complex medical conditions among the most costly in healthcare. Further, they typically face health equity issues related to social determinants of health, including the ability to visit a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office.
Many in healthcare believe patients tend to be happiest and healthiest when they’re in the home. This increasing awareness could potentially fuel a trend toward shifting direct primary care into the home.
McKinsey estimates up to $265 billion worth of care services (representing up to 25% of the total cost of care) for Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries could shift from traditional facilities to the home by 2025.