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Outpatient care without leaving the couch

Shifting medical treatment for Medicare beneficiaries from in-person facilities to care at home is possible with the right capabilities in place. An additional 30 to 40 percent of Medicare spending on outpatient behavior- and mental-health visits could be delivered at home, for example. On the lower end, even spending on some urgent care visits could shift to at-home treatment, at 15 to 20 percent, according to a McKinsey survey.

A substantial amount of care currently being performed in clinics, facilities, and physicians’ offices could shift to the home across service categories.
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To read the article, see “From facility to home: How healthcare could shift by 2025,” February 1, 2022.