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Report sees savings in changing care settings
Modern Healthcare

Changing patient-care settings—without re-designing the way care is provided—could save the Medicare program about $34.7 billion over 10 years, according to a new report released by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. Researchers from Dobson DaVanzo and Associates conducted the study, called the Clinically Appropriate and Cost-Effective Placement (CACEP) project, to understand how episodes of care are provided, and to examine models of home health that could be effective in the Medicare program.