Henry C. Fader, a corporate and health care attorney in the Health Sciences Department of Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the April 24, 2018 Huffington Post article, "Hospitals Are Releasing Homeless Patients Back to the Streets. There’s A Better Way." The article discusses how recuperative care facilities – temporary shelters with nursing staff and social workers – offer a safer and ultimately cheaper alternative to releasing homeless patients back to the streets. However, solid data is needed to justify Medicaid reimbursement as well as widespread investment in recuperative care.
Henry Fader, a health care lawyer at Pepper Hamilton in Philadelphia and a member of the steering committee of the Respite Care Providers’ Network, said raising money to do this proof-of-concept research is a priority for the network. But he was pessimistic about the chances of being recognized by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
“Not only would government have to feel comfortable that it was a viable service, but then the intermediaries, insurance companies and nonprofits would also have to agree to split some of their money,” Fader said.