Why is HCC Coding so Important for Home Care Medicine?
A hot topic in health care today is Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs), and there is no better time to consider the value of HCC coding to your home-based primary care program!  HCC coding is the risk adjustment method used by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to...
July 11th, 2019
Categories: Practice Management, Training & Education
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The Doctor Will See You Now, In Your Home
The old-fashioned house call is back in a big way. Here’s how it works. June, 2019  |  Harvard Health Newsletter  | It’s hard to get to the doctor when you don’t drive anymore or you’re struggling with several chronic medical conditions. The result may be missed appointments and...
June 17th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC
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‘Eyes In The Home’: ACOs Use Home Visits To Improve Care Management, Identify Needs, And Reduce Hospital Use
June, 2019  |  HealthAffairs.org Authors: Taressa K. Fraze, Laura B. Beidler, Adam D. M. Briggs, Carrie H. Colla Abstract Home visits are used for a variety of services and patient populations. We used national survey data from physician practices and accountable...
June 17th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC
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Blue Shield of California targets patients with complex needs in house call program
May 22, 2019  |  by: Paige Minemyer |  FierceHealthcare.com Blue Shield of California has teamed up with Landmark Health to offer more house calls to members with chronic conditions—at no additional cost. The insurer has enrolled 3,500 people in the program over the last year...
June 17th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC
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A Large-Scale Advanced Illness Intervention Informs Medicare’s New Serious Illness Payment Model
June 2019 Written by: Brad Stuart, Elizabeth Mahler and Praba Koomson Publication: HealthAffairs.org Abstract Patients with advanced illness receive fragmented, hospital-based care that is unaligned with their preferences near the end of life. We describe a team-based intervention...
June 10th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC
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CMO Dr. William Shrank on Humana’s physician strategy, ‘Medicare for All’ and home care as the Netflix of healthcare
Morgan Haefner  |  June 4, 2019  |  Beckers Hospital Review Humana wants to do for healthcare what Netflix did for home entertainment. Humana’s CMO William Shrank, MD, said the insurer’s strategy for its 16 million members, most of whom are Medicare Advantage enrollees, is to meet patients...
June 6th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC
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ACOs Commonly Use Home Visits for Complex Patients During Care Transitions
June 4, 2019 Authors: Taressa K. Fraze, Laura B. Beidler, Adam Briggs, and Carrie H. Colla commonwealthfund.org The Issue Years ago, it was not uncommon for physicians to make house calls. But in the past 50 years, care has largely transitioned to physicians’ offices. Office-based visits are...
June 6th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC
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York Hospital Increases Services for Older Adults
Anne M. Mozingo  |  yorkweekly@seacoastonline.com  |  06/04/2019 YORK — In order to increase services for elders in its coverage area, York Hospital has created the Center for Older Adults with geriatric specialists providing comprehensive care in its new clinic and house calls to those who cannot...
June 5th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC
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Ascension’s Chief Community Impact Officer on Providing Care Outside the Hospital
Author: Samantha Liss  |  May 22, 2019  |  HealthcareDive Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee is Ascension’s first chief community impact officer, which means she is in charge of helping guide the hospital operator’s new strategic vision to reimagine the best way to care for those in communities across...
May 28th, 2019
Categories: Benefits of HBPC
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Providers Applaud CMS’ Primary Care Initiative
The Primary Cares Initiative got a warm initial reception from key providers groups, but many still have questions about the details of the proposal. By John Commins  |   April 23, 2019  |  healthleadermedia.com Provider associations are praising the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ plans...
May 6th, 2019
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