In-Home Counseling for Patients, Families and Caregivers
About the Article: HCCInsights sat down with Cherish Reinwald, Executive Director, In-Home Counseling, to learn more about her organization, and how her network can support home-based primary care providers and practices in the Chicago area, Illinois, and across the country.   HCCInsights: Would you provide some background...
Outlook for Home-Based Primary Care Positive
This is an excerpt from an article published in HealthLeaders featuring an interview with HCCI President and Chief Operating Officer, Julie Sacks. HealthLeaders  |  Analysis  |  By Christopher Cheney  |   March 17, 2021 The new leader of the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) sees a bright future...
Fully vaccinated people can visit with each other indoors without masks, according to new CDC guidance
Below is an excerpt from an article published in McKnight’s Senior Living featuring comments from HCCI’s President and COO, Julie Sacks Author:  Joe Jancsurak | McKnight’s Senior Living | March 9, 2021 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday released guidance regarding mask...
Evaluation and Management (E/M) Documentation Changes: Important Clarification for House Call Providers
With many changes coming out recently from CMS, providers and practices can find it difficult to keep track. So, HCCI is providing the following clarifications about one set of changes that has been creating significant confusion among house call providers. The new CMS 2021 documentation guidelines for the...
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
As the Public Health Emergency (PHE) continues, providers and practices are now challenged to receive, prepare, and administer vaccines to home-limited patients. Here is a list of reliable resources that practices can reference to stay informed on the most current guidelines: Clinical References CDC Vaccinating Homebound Persons...
Humana Teams Up with DispatchHealth to Deliver Hospital-Level Care in the Home
News from the field of home-based primary care as Humana partners with DispatchHealth to provide hospital-level care in the home to its members with multiple chronic conditions. Home Health Care News By Joyce Famakinwa | February 1, 2021 To better care for...
Implications for Home-Based Care Providers in the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule
On December 1,  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the long-awaited CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule. The MPFS Final Rule includes payment and policy changes that will significantly impact home-based care providers. Decreased Reimbursement for Home and Domiciliary Visits...
No Place Like Home: House Calls Enable Homebound Older Adults To Receive Care During COVID-19
National nonprofit equips healthcare providers and practices with resources to provide home-based primary care SCHAUMBURG, IL  | Dec. 3, 2020 | PRNewswire Primary care “house calls,” in which clinicians deliver care directly in a patient’s home, can be a critical lifeline for homebound older adults, especially...
Preparing for Flu Season
Flu season is always challenging and, with the current Public Health Emergency (PHE), advance planning will be even more important. Here are some tips to help you prepare: Order the appropriate quantity of flu shots. Review usage trends from past years, including how many were ordered versus how...
COVID-19 Update: CMS Paying Providers for Counseling Services
On July 30th, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will begin paying qualified healthcare professionals (i.e., MD, NP, PA, CNS, CNM) for counseling services provided to traditional Medicare beneficiaries when related to the administration of a COVID-19 test. Clinicians are advised...