The goal of this study was to compare utilization and cost outcomes of patients who received long-term care coordination in an Aging in Place program to patients who received care coordination as a routine service in home health care.
This research offered the unique opportunity to compare two groups of patients who received services from a single home health care agency, using the same electronic health record, to identify the impact of long-term and routine care coordination on utilization and costs to Medicare and Medicaid programs.
This study supports that long-term care coordination supplied by nurses outside of a primary medical home can positively influence functional, cognitive, and health care utilization for frail older people.
Popejoy, L., Stetzer, F., Hicks, L., Rantz, M.J., Galambos, C., Popescu, M., Khalilia, M.A., & Marek, K. (2015). Comparing Aging in Place to home health care: impact of nurse care coordination on utilization and costs. Nursing Economics, 33(6), 306-313.*