HCCIntelligence™ Update: COVID-19 Telehealth Billing Requirements
In our recent article, Providing Telephonic and Virtual Care Requirements as part of COVID-19 Precautions, available on HCCI’s COVID-19 Information Hub, we highlighted the requirements of virtual visits. We also provided an overview of the 1135 Telehealth Waiver as part of the president’s emergency declaration during...
HCCI and NNPEN Conference: Different Strategies, Shared Vision
How can Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and others effectively start-up and/or expand a home-based primary care (HBPC) practice? Just ask the participants who attended the February 7- 8 joint conference hosted by the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) and the National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network (NNPEN) in...
Family Caregivers’ Experiences With Health Care Workers in the Care of Older Adults With Activity Limitations
JAMA Article Original Investigation  |  Geriatrics January 24, 2020 Authors: Jennifer L. Wolff, PhD; Vicki A. Freedman, PhD; John F. Mulcahy, MSPH Key Points Question  What are family and unpaid caregivers’ experiences...
Being Treated at Home Can Help People Save Money and Heal Faster
Healthline A new study found that the home hospital model can potentially improve care while reducing costs. The cost of care was nearly 40 percent lower. Trial participants receiving hospital care in their homes had a 70 percent lower rate of readmission to the hospital. People check into...
International Workshop Shows How Small the World Really Is
On Friday, November 15, over 45 professionals in the field of gerontology attended the first-ever International Workshop on Home Care Medicine in Austin, Texas, as part of the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting. The GSA describes itself as “the oldest and largest interdisciplinary scientific...
CMS Announces Request for Applications for Primary Care First Model Options
CMS Announces Request for Applications for Primary Care First Model Options (Highlights for Consideration included below) CMS released the Request for Applications (RFA) for the Primary Care First (PCF) and Seriously Ill Population (SIP) models last Thursday, October 24. The practice application period also started that day...
AAHCM and HCCI present a webinar on new CMS Primary Cares Payment Models
The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) in collaboration with the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) will host a webinar Tues. July 30 at 4 pm (ET) on the new CMS Primary Cares Initiative payment models relevant to home care medicine. The three different payment models...
Providers Applaud CMS’ Primary Care Initiative
The Primary Cares Initiative got a warm initial reception from key providers groups, but many still have questions about the details of the proposal. By John Commins  |   April 23, 2019  |  healthleadermedia.com Provider associations are praising the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ plans...
Payment Reform Paves The Way For Expanding Home-Based Primary Care
May 2, 2019  |  Home Centered Care Institute The field of home-based primary care (HBPC) received extraordinary news as the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI),...
CMS’ new payment models aim to ease the transition to risk
Written by Maria Castellucci  |  April 27, 2019  |  Modern Healthcare Providers and analysts are calling new value-based physician payment models announced last week by the CMS game-changers, potentially signaling a new era in which many providers are taking on downside risk and...