Long-Term Care Expert: Home-Based Care Versus Nursing Homes Is a ‘False Dichotomy’
Long-term care providers have always had to stay on top of ever-changing shifts in trends, policies and regulations. The COVID-19 emergency has only made this task even more important.
In today’s fast-paced environment, Harvard Medical School professor David Grabowski has turned into a major voice. Since last year, Grabowski has applied his expertise to a range of senior care topics, from home-based care spending to SNF-at-home programs.
A professor in the department of health care policy, Grabowski’s work is concentrated on the economics of aging, with a focus on post-acute care and long-term care. Throughout his career, Grabowski has also participated on a number of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) technical expert panels while serving as principal investigator on several research projects funded by the National Institute on Aging.
To learn more about emerging policies in the post-acute and long-term care arenas, Home Health Care News caught up with Grabowski — a Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) member as well — for our latest episode of “Disrupt.” Highlights from the conversation are below, edited for length and clarity.