Evaluating Your Staffing Model
Staffing costs are responsible for the largest share of a house call program’s expenses, so it is essential that staffing is appropriate to meet the needs of patients in the service area without sacrificing productivity. To enhance sustainability, a house call program should be evaluating its staffing on...
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How to Confidently Get Reimbursed for Prolonged Services (Non-Face-to-Face)
Since January 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has authorized payment for CPT codes 99358 – 99359 for prolonged services non-face-to-face (F2F). When used correctly, this is a significant reimbursement opportunity for Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) providers. The CMS national payment rate for 99358...
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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...
October 28th, 2019
Categories: Practice Management
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Chronic Care Management: One Way to Maximize Fee-for-Service Reimbursement
Would you like to maximize your reimbursements by up to $42 dollars per patient per month for the care being provided? Chronic Care Management (CCM) involves much of what you may already be doing to provide high-quality care for your patients: maintaining a comprehensive electronic care plan, managing...
September 11th, 2019
Categories: Practice Management, Tip of the Month
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Geographic Scheduling: Impact on Home-Based Primary Care Productivity
One of the unique challenges home-based primary care practices face is determining an effective geographic scheduling and route planning process.  The ability to automate and/or optimize routing of patient visits is key to minimizing travel time for providers, boosting productivity and increasing face-to-face time with patients. Dedicating the...
August 16th, 2019
Categories: Practice Management, Tip of the Month, Training
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Why is HCC Coding so Important for Home Care Medicine?
A hot topic in health care today is Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs), and there is no better time to consider the value of HCC coding to your home-based primary care program!  HCC coding is the risk adjustment method used by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to...
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HHS To Deliver Value-Based Transformation in Primary Care
Apr 22, 2019  |  cms.gov The CMS Primary Cares Initiative to Empower Patients and Providers to Drive Better Value and Results Today, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema...
April 22nd, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Event, Practice Management
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Leveraging the Knowledge and Experience of HBPC Experts to Help Your House Call Program Succeed
Brent Feorene is a practice management expert and consultant in the field of home-based primary care medicine. Home-based primary care (HBPC) or “house calls” are making a resurgence because they better serve the needs of the four million frail, chronically ill, medically-complex, homebound patients in the US who have trouble...
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