October 31, 2012
VA Home Based Primary Care Program
Since 1972, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has operated an innovative healthcare program that brings services to very ill veterans at home. The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program serves veterans with expensive chronic conditions that need comprehensive services. The program not only provides better medical care and coordinates additional social services for eligible individuals, but also delivers a substantial reduction in nursing home stays and hospitalizations. The success of HBPC makes it a potential model for higher quality care and lower costs in entitlement reforms and private healthcare markets.
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