How CCM Services Promotes Financial Sustainability
Date: 10|07|2021   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI One of the most common billing questions I receive is, “how can I get paid for all of my non-face-to-face time with patients and caregivers?”.  An appropriate solution to...
October 7th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management, Training
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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, Training & Education
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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...
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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, Training & Education
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HBPC Productivity and Panel Size Standards
In a home-based primary care practice (HBPC), many factors determine optimal productivity and panel size standards (i.e., the number of individual patients under the care of a specific provider). These include payment structure, practice model, outcome goals, geography/travel times, and more. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, the...
April 28th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management, Training, Training & Education
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Evaluation and Management (E/M) Documentation Changes: Important Clarification for House Call Providers
With many changes coming out recently from CMS, providers and practices can find it difficult to keep track. So, HCCI is providing the following clarifications about one set of changes that has been creating significant confusion among house call providers. The new CMS 2021 documentation guidelines for the...
February 25th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management, Training, Training & Education
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Preparing for Flu Season
Flu season is always challenging and, with the current Public Health Emergency (PHE), advance planning will be even more important. Here are some tips to help you prepare: Order the appropriate quantity of flu shots. Review usage trends from past years, including how many were ordered versus how...
October 7th, 2020
Categories: Practice Management, Training
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Improving HBPC Practice Efficiency
Efficiency is key to the well-being of your HBPC practice. Here are some strategies for boosting efficiency: Understand and document current workflows and processes to avoid task duplication Create an effective intake process that collects necessary information and forms, and introduces services, so providers can focus on patient care...
August 24th, 2020
Categories: Practice Management, Training, Training & Education
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COVID-19 Update: CMS Paying Providers for Counseling Services
On July 30th, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will begin paying qualified healthcare professionals (i.e., MD, NP, PA, CNS, CNM) for counseling services provided to traditional Medicare beneficiaries when related to the administration of a COVID-19 test. Clinicians are advised...
August 3rd, 2020
Categories: Practice Management, Training, Training & Education
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Strategies for Telehealth Implementation
Telehealth is an important clinical delivery model, especially for home-based providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some practical implementation considerations: Practice Implementation Consider current and future COVID-related workflow needs when selecting a technology vendor Train staff by conducting mock virtual visits among team members Develop documentation templates...
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