Geographic Concentration Of Home-Based Medical Care Providers
Author: Nengliang Yao, Christine Ritchie, Fabian Camacho, Bruce Leff
The United States faces a shortage of providers who care for homebound patients. About 5,000 primary care providers made 1.7 million home visits to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries in 2013, accounting for 70 percent of all home-based medical visits. Nine percent of these providers performed 44 percent of visits. However, most homebound people live more than thirty miles from a high-volume provider.