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...
January 10th, 2020
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New HCCI Online Course Helps Take the Mystery Out of Home-Based Primary Care
About the Article: Have you ever wondered what a career in home-based primary care would be like? According to Heather Hodge, Director of Education for the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), the organization’s new online course, House Calls 101: An Introduction to HBPC, is a great way to...
January 10th, 2020
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HCCI House Call Practicum™ Helps Set Providers up for Success
About this Article: Learn more about the HCCI House Call Practicum™ from one of its recent participants. The program offers a unique two-day ridealong, an individualized educational experience offering learners the opportunity to shadow both direct clinical care and back-office practice support. Article: Home-Based Primary Care (HBPC) describes the field...
December 13th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Training & Education
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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...
December 12th, 2019
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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...
December 12th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Events, Training & Education
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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
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House Calls Are Reaching the Tipping Point — Now We Need the Workforce
7-29-2019 Written by: Thomas Cornwell, Home Centered Care Institute; Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews Abstract Home-based primary care (HBPC) improves the lives of high-cost, frail, homebound patients and their...
July 30th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Training & Education
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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...
July 11th, 2019
Categories: Practice Management, Training & Education
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Visit HCCI at AGS19
If you’re planning to attend the American Geriatrics Society 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, May 2-4 in Portland, Oregon, make plans to stop by the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) exhibit booth #317.  Staff from HCCI will be on hand to answer your questions about home-based primary care (house...
April 18th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Events, Training & Education
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HCCI Brings Home-Based Primary Care Training To China
  After a successful and well-received trip to Jinan, China in August, HCCI CEO Tom Cornwell, MD was invited back in November by China’s largest medical training center in Shanghai, Tongji Medical College, to provide training on home-based care. Eight modules were presented over two days, including HCCI Essential...
January 2nd, 2019
Categories: Training & Education
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