Leaders tout benefits of home health programs

Health care’s future is in the home setting, according to Lena Nilsson, vice president of clinical operations at OSF HealthCare Home Care Services. Leaders at the Peoria, Ill.-based system believe health care systems offering home-based programs can better ensure the continuity of care, limit unnecessary re-hospitalizations and improve access to care. Patients also prefer to receive treatment at home. Some of the challenges to health systems offering home health care are inadequate staffing, a lack of sufficient Medicare Advantage and Medicaid reimbursements and an inability to bill for digital health. (HealthLeaders Media article, 11/18/22)