This article describes the Medicare home health benefit and summarizes growth and change in the use of the benefit and in
the industry providing home health care. The article also details the organization and goals of the Home Health Initiative,
describes its four key components quality assurance (QA), administration, policy, and research-and concludes with a discussion
of the status of the Initiative.
Health Care Reform : Health Services Research : Home Care Services/economics/organization & administration : Insurance Benefits
: Medicare/organization & administration/utilization : Organizational Innovation : Organizational Policy : Policy Making :
United States : United States Health Care Financing Administration