HCCIntelligence™ Update: COVID-19 Telehealth Billing Requirements
In our recent article, Providing Telephonic and Virtual Care Requirements as part of COVID-19 Precautions, available on HCCI’s COVID-19 Information Hub, we highlighted the requirements of virtual visits. We also provided an overview of the 1135 Telehealth Waiver as part of the president’s emergency declaration during...
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...
HHS and CMS Announce Brad Smith as CMMI Director, Senior Advisor for Value-Based Transformation
January 6, 2020 Press Release from the HHS.gov U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Today, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that Brad Smith will serve...
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...
AAHCM and HCCI present a webinar on new CMS Primary Cares Payment Models
The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) in collaboration with the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) will host a webinar Tues. July 30 at 4 pm (ET) on the new CMS Primary Cares Initiative payment models relevant to home care medicine. The three different payment models...
CMS details new primary care payment model with range of risk options
Author Shannon Muchmore  |  April 23, 2019  |  healthcaredive.com CMS on Monday announced a new voluntary Medicare payment model for primary care providers. The two-pronged program has paths for small practices and large organizations and a range of options from partial shared risk...
New CMMI Models Announced to Support Primary Care for People with Complex Chronic Illness
4/24/19  |  aahcm.org The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) is pleased to share initial details on two new Alternative Payment Models (APMs) that promote primary care of Medicare beneficiaries with complex, advanced illness. The high-level outlines of these new APMs were announced on April...
HHS Secretary Azar Announces CMS Primary Cares – A Historic Turning Point In American Healthcare
April 22, 2019  |  CMS.gov This is the speech (as prepared) delivered by HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar, April 22, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you so much for joining us. Thank you in particular to the American Medical Association for inviting us...
CMS Announces New Primary Care Payment Models Aimed at Greater Shared Risk
Fierce Healthcare  |  Paige Minemyer  |  Apr 22, 2019 WASHINGTON D.C.—The Trump Administration is experimenting with several new primary care payment models, including one that would shift providers to global payments. Called the Primary Cares initiative, the aim is to push primary care providers to take on...
Primary Care First: Foster Independence, Reward Outcomes
Apr 22, 2019  |  cms.gov Primary Care First is a set of voluntary five-year payment model options that reward value and quality by offering innovative payment model structures to support delivery of advanced primary care. In response to input from primary care clinician...