Five “P’s” to Prove the Case for Home-Based Primary Care
Date: 04|11|2022 Author: Dr. Paul Chiang, Senior Medical and Practice Advisor, HCCI The heart of medicine is about service. For many of us who became medical providers, one of the key drivers in choosing this profession is the desire to care for patients. For some of us,...
April 11th, 2022
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Wielding the Double-Edged Sword of Medications
Many Americans, especially older Americans, take a lot of medications. Not just prescriptions but over-the-counter (OTC) drugs as well. A double-edged sword in some ways since medications can obviously help, but too many together can cause unwanted side effects. Providers who practice home-based primary care (HBPC) can help address...
March 22nd, 2022
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CMS Announces Direct Contracting Transition to ACO REACH Model
  03/22/2022: Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced its decision to redesign and rename the Global and Professional Direct Contracting (GPDC) model to the ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community...
March 22nd, 2022
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The Eight “C’s” of Success for Home-Based Primary Care
Dr. Paul Chiang, Senior Medical and Practice Advisor for the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), has made over 35,000 house calls. With that background, he recognizes that house call providers are – and should be – a different breed. That’s where his “Eight C’s” come in.
March 3rd, 2022
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Participants Find Real Value in Learning and Networking during HCCI Workshops
As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, in December, HCCI held an Essential Elements of Home-Based Primary Care workshop in Orlando, and followed that up the next week by offering Advanced Applications of Home-Based Primary Care at HCCI’s headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. Melissa...
January 31st, 2022
Categories: Training & Education
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Practice Spotlight: Bergen Geriatric Care
Bergen Geriatric Care Odessa Hoinkis, MD, Owner https://www.bergengeriatriccare.com/ Background Bergen Geriatric Care is committed to providing patients with high-quality care in a variety of settings, including assisted living facilities and private residences. Based in Oradell, New Jersey, the...
January 17th, 2022
Categories: Practice Spotlight
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Vaccine Mandate Update 01-14-22: What it Means for Employers
01/14/22: Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI On January 13, 2022, the U.S Supreme Court released two per Curiam opinions regarding CMS and OSHA’s vaccination and testing requirements. U.S Supreme Court: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
January 14th, 2022
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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Home-Based Care in 2022: Payment & Policy Key Impacts
Date: 01/06/2022   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI Here we are in the new year. Many practices and providers want to know how to prepare for success as we all continue to navigate this challenging healthcare...
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HCCI Mourns the Passing of Robert Sowislo
We here at the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) were saddened to hear of the sudden passing on Friday, December 17, 2021, of Robert “Bob” Sowislo, who played a key role in the healthcare industry and home-based primary care (HBPC). Sowislo was a former board member of HCCI and...
December 21st, 2021
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Practice Spotlight: Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice Angela Collins, RN, MBA – Chief Operating Officer https://www.nah.org/ Background As Southern Nevada’s largest and only nonprofit hospice/community-based palliative care organization, Nathan Adelson Hospice (NAH) has been providing advanced illness care, including home-based primary care services, for more than 42 years.
December 14th, 2021
Categories: Practice Spotlight
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