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First annual report on SASH evaluation released

Posted by: Marina Demas on 12/22/2014

Health and Human ServicesCheck out this new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program was launched in 2013 and has connected residents with community based health services. This program was set up to "decrease health care expenditures for elderly residents of affordable housing developments." Vermont SASH participants were studied in a recent evaluation of the program's first year of implementation. Research found that relative to comparison groups, growth in Medicare expenditures was lower by an estimated $1,756-$2,197 per beneficiary. Check out the rest of the report!