Meals on Wheels America Baltimore Pay for Success Project

Last updated Thursday, May 4, 2017

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Workers prepare food in the kitchen. Photo Credit: Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels America, in partnership with Quantified Ventures and Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, will structure a PFS project in the Baltimore area to provide nutritious meal delivery, in-home safety checks, socialization, and case management services to vulnerable older adults at risk of utilizing acute care services. With the goal of improving quality of life for seniors and circumventing unnecessary healthcare costs, this is the first PFS project involving a partnership with a local hospital as the payor for successful patient outcomes. This model is consistent with the larger shift in healthcare to base payments to providers on actual outcomes rather than for services provided. This project could serve as a replicable model for Meals on Wheels America‚Äôs national network of more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs, enabling more seniors to safely remain independent in their homes.