Home Patient Visits

Home visits have risen sharply at many private Medicare health plans, which treat close to 16 million elderly and disabled people under contracts with the federal government. Healthcare cost reducing programs are programs that aim to save money on treating costs of patients with diverse medical conditions, where medical staff monitors patients in different settings including primary care clinics, specialty clinics, local hospital, the patient’s home, or in other agreed upon locations.

Given that the main objective of these programs is cost reduction, the optimization of resources in all of the components is one of the main considerations. This work focuses on the optimization of the scheduling of home visits, and its effects on cost savings and patient readmission rates.

Author: Dante Gama