NNPEN’s New CEO Discusses Growing Role of NPs in Home-Based Care
About the Article: Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, co-founded the National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network (NNPEN) in 2017 to help nurse practitioners (NPs) launch sustainable businesses. And, now, she is pledging to do even more to assist her fellow NPs as the new CEO of the advocacy organization. HCCInsights...
Vaccine Mandates: What it Means for Employers
11/30/21 Update: A federal Judge (U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp in St. Louis)  has blocked the CMS COVID-19 vaccination requirement for healthcare workers in the following 10 states, meaning the vaccination requirement is not currently enforceable for the below states pending further legal action. It’s possible for similar...
It’s Here! CMS Released the CY 2022 MPFS Final Rule
CY 2022 MPFS Final Rule Date: 11|04|2021   Approx. 5 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI It’s November and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule which outlines...
Frontier Medicine
Alaskans like to call the rest of the country the “Lower 48.” That’s because it acknowledges things are different in Alaska. A decade ago, Aderonke Akindipe, FNP, discovered just how different when she moved to Anchorage from New York City. Akindipe is CEO of Akins...
Getting Paid for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines at Home
Date: 09|15|2021   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 24th further action to expand payment flexibilities for administering COVID-19 vaccines at home. Overall, CMS...
Meet Your Neighbor: Amie Peterson — Nurse practitioner champion for homebound patients
Excerpt from North Fort Myers Neighbor Living special feature By Chuck Ballaro  |  Aug 18, 2021 Many years ago, doctors all over the country made house calls to their patients regardless of their age and condition. It was part of their job. And just when you thought...
Hospital at Home and Palliative Care: How Should They Work Together?
Excerpt from a blog  |  Larry Beresford  | 08-16-2021 Growing interest in the hospital at home concept and other approaches to delivering medical care in seriously ill patients’ homes has raised some important questions for the palliative care field. Starting with: how does palliative care interface or overlap or collaborate with the new home-based medical models? Hospital at home is now being tested by...
CMS Boosts Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently passed a significant policy that helps remove barriers for homebound patients to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Recognizing the challenge of providing vaccines to medically-complex patients in their homes, CMS increased its payments for this service. Medicare will...
Florida Health Providers Named House Call Champions
National nonprofit recognizes 12 leaders in home-based care as part of ‘Florida House Call Project’ Twelve Florida health care providers have been named Home-Centered Care Champions for their exceptional work caring for Florida’s most vulnerable residents—homebound adults with chronic conditions. The Champions will work with...
Biden Administration Continues Efforts to Increase Vaccinations By Bolstering Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries
Jun 09, 2021  |  CMS Press Release As part of President Biden’s commitment to increasing access to vaccinations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to...