Brent Feorene is a practice management expert and consultant in the field of home-based primary care medicine. Home-based primary care (HBPC) or “house calls” are making a resurgence because they better serve the needs of the four million frail, chronically ill, medically-complex, homebound patients in the US who have trouble accessing the traditional office-based healthcare system.

Hospitals sometimes refer to these patients as frequent flyers or MVPs (multi visit patients) because of their frequent trips to the ER and disproportionately high number of hospital admissions and readmissions. Getting primary care to these patients in their home is proving to meet the triple aim of better outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and cost savings. In this video Brent describes some the unique challenges that hospitals and physician practices face as they consider providing care to patients at home.

HCCI has convened and continues to work with industry experts from around the country to set standards, develop HBPC training and assist providers and hospitals at all levels attain greater levels of success.

If your hospital or hospital system is seeking ways to reduce readmissions and improve it’s bottom line, contact HCCI for assistance and training implementing a house call program.

The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) is a national non-profit organization focused on advancing home-based primary care (HBPC) to ensure that chronically ill, medically complex and homebound patients have access to high-quality care in their home. HCCI works with leading academic medical centers, health systems and industry experts to raise awareness of and advocate for expanding the HBPC model by growing the HBPC workforce through education and training and developing a research-based model for sustainable house call program implementation and growth.