COVID-19 HCCI Update: Week of 03/30/20
During HCCI’s recent webinar, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Home-Based Providers, Practices, and Patients we encouraged practices to reach out to their local Medicare Administrator Contractors (MAC) for specific guidance on whether home-based primary care (HBPC) providers can bill for the home and domiciliary visit CPT code...
April 1st, 2020
Categories: Practice Management, Training
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Providing Telephonic and Virtual Care Requirements as part of COVID-19 Precautions
The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) understands that many Home-Based Practices and Providers are increasing the use of virtual and telephonic care as an alternative to face-to-face care, as appropriate, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Though a telehealth waiver is mentioned under recent legislation (H.R.6074 – Coronavirus Preparedness...
March 17th, 2020
Categories: Practice Management, Training, Training & Education
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HCCI and NNPEN Conference: Different Strategies, Shared Vision
How can Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and others effectively start-up and/or expand a home-based primary care (HBPC) practice? Just ask the participants who attended the February 7- 8 joint conference hosted by the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) and the National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network (NNPEN) in...
March 13th, 2020
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Optimizing Front Office Operations
House Call programs can become more efficient, drive collaboration and enhance overall effectiveness by optimizing their daily operations. These operations can include managing phone calls, paperwork, record requests, and geographic scheduling; confirming appointments and verifying insurance, conducting patient intake and processing referrals, and assisting with practice billing and...
March 5th, 2020
Categories: Tip of the Month, Training
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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
Categories: Training, Training & Education
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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, 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...
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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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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, 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, Event, Training
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