Juniper Communities’ Connect4Life model could save Medicare nearly $4,500 in hospital inpatient spending per enrollee.
A new analysis of Juniper Communities’ Connect4Life model, which integrates onsite primary care, pharmacy, and lab services with social supports and residential care, could save Medicare up to $15.3 billion in hospital inpatient spending if applied nationally to a frail population of Medicare beneficiaries similar to Juniper’s resident population.
“As more baby boomers age and become increasingly frail, they will require additional support from residential housing providers over time, creating an unprecedented need for greater coordination of care and service. This analysis shows that a highly integrated approach that links seniors housing and healthcare could save taxpayers billions of dollars,” said Lynne Katzmann, CEO of Juniper Communities.
Independent healthcare analyst Anne Tumlinson modeled the aggregate and per capita—or cost per Medicare enrollee—2016 Medicare fee-for-service savings attributable to reduced inpatient hospitalizations, should the rate of hospitalizations among a frail group of Medicare beneficiaries be reduced to the level Juniper Communities achieves for its resident population. The research is compelling. The complete research results can be accessed at Anne Tumlinson Innovations.