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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Kristofer Smith, MD, talks HBPC, Better Outcomes, and a Financially Stable Model
HCCI sat down with Dr. Smith recently at the recent American Academy of Home Care Medicine Annual Meeting. He shared why he’s so optimistic for the field of home-based primary care (HBPC). We also enjoyed hearing the story of how he became involved in the field. Dr. Smith is rather...
November 13th, 2018
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Caregiver Stories, Training
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The HCCI Home-Based Primary Care Implementation Model
According to estimates from the Small Business Administration, approximately 50% of small businesses fail within the first five years. Only 25% make it to 15 years or more. While a house call program isn’t an IT firm or subscription-based clothing firm, the challenges facing those organizations – that often...
November 9th, 2018
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Training, Training & Education
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20% Discount On All Remaining 2018 Educational Classroom Workshops
Hearing from industry leaders at last week’s AAHCM Annual Meeting, it’s more apparent than ever that home-based primary care will soon become the standard for treating frail, medically complex, homebound patients. HCCI is dedicated to creating universal access to best practice house call programs...
November 2nd, 2018
Categories: Training, Training & Education
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Nurse Practitioners Bring Back the House Call
Michael J. Kingan, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN, an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner at MedStar Health and instructor with HCCI, penned an article in the current September/October issue of Today’s Geriatric Medicine titled “Nurse Practitioners Bring Back the House Call”.  You can read the article here: http://bit.ly/todays_geriatric_medicine_article...
September 21st, 2018
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Caregiver Stories, Training
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