Home caregiver talking to senior patient at home

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ latest model to close gaps in behavioral healthcare presents valuable opportunities for home health providers to address beneficiaries’ mental health conditions and substance use disorders, according to an executive with a home care behavioral health company.

“We’re talking about a patient population where a subset of them do not engage at all in an ambulatory setting,” Nicholas D’Addabbo, vice president of strategy at home-based behavioral health provider Innovive, said in an interview with McKnight’s Home Care Daily Pulse. “Those who are not engaging in an ambulatory setting can be where home health can play a role to figure out how programs like methadone or suboxone treatment at home — in order to more effectively engage with the patient — meet them where they are.”

It’s a unique opportunity, or a “door-opening moment,” he said.

Read the full article >> Innovive: Innovation in Behavioral Health model presents ‘door-opening moment’ for home-based providers (mcknightshomecare.com)