Being Treated at Home Can Help People Save Money and Heal Faster
Healthline A new study found that the home hospital model can potentially improve care while reducing costs. The cost of care was nearly 40 percent lower. Trial participants receiving hospital care in their homes had a 70 percent lower rate of readmission to the hospital. People check into...
January 10th, 2020
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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...
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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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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...
January 7th, 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, 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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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, Event, Training & Education
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Giving Begins at Home
“All those who provide care and comfort to people in their homes are privileged to witness the many ways in which ‘giving’ is expressed through families, caregivers, colleagues, and patients themselves,” offers Heather Hutchison, Chief Development Officer of the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI). As the holiday season...
November 12th, 2019
Categories: Caregiver Stories, Event
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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...
October 28th, 2019
Categories: Practice Management
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HCCI participates in “special” C-TAC Summit on Advanced Care
Photo credit: Bear Gutierrez There was something special about the National Summit on Advanced Illness Care held October 9-11 in Minneapolis, as the participating members of the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) quickly learned. That “something” was a mixture of collaboration, a continuous improvement mindset and...
October 21st, 2019
Categories: Event
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