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...
August 19th, 2021
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Caregiver Stories
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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...
August 9th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management
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HCCI Workshops Bring Ongoing Support and Will Be Offered In-Person and Virtually
One of the best parts of HCCI’s Essential Elements of Home-Based Primary Care and Advanced Applications of Home-Based Primary Care workshops isn’t on the syllabus. While participants in the two-day workshops get an in-depth education on how to start or improve their HBPC practices, they also...
August 4th, 2021
Categories: Training & Education
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Cognitive Assessment and Care Plan Services
Did you know Medicare reimburses for a comprehensive Cognitive Assessment and Care Plan visit for patients who would benefit? A recently published CMS webpage offers additional guidance about the requirements. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule increased the national payment amount for this service to $282 in...
July 28th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management
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Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care, Joliet, IL
Background Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider of serious illness care, hospice care, and grief support for adults and children. Founded in 1982 as Joliet Area Community Hospice, the organization recently went through a major rebrand to reflect its increased focus on...
July 22nd, 2021
Categories: Practice Spotlight
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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...
June 28th, 2021
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HCCI Survey Reveals Top Changes HBPC Practices are Implementing to Boost Productivity and Improve Outcomes
In a recent Impact and Needs Assessment Survey, the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) asked past learners to share actions they have taken—and how those actions have affected their practices—as a result of participating in HCCI program and service offerings. Below are snapshots of the responses from the...
June 18th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management, Training & Education
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Why At-Home Dental Care Is Vital For Homebound Patients
Dr. Joy Poskozim About the Article: Traveling dentists play a pivotal role in caring for homebound patients, and their services are in high demand. HCCInsights sat down with one such dentist, Dr. Joy Poskozim, whose grandmother unwittingly, but enthusiastically, shifted Poskozim’s career into at-home care.
June 9th, 2021
Categories: Caregiver Stories
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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...
June 9th, 2021
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Successful HCCI Pilot Provides Blueprint for HBPC Outreach Expansion
In the summer of 2020, with support from the RRF Foundation for Aging, the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) launched The Florida House Call Project. This initiative was designed to motivate and educate a new network of home-based primary care (HBPC) providers to...
June 1st, 2021
Categories: Training & Education
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