Getting Paid for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines at Home
Date: 09|15|2021   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 24th further action to expand payment flexibilities for administering COVID-19 vaccines at home. Overall, CMS...
September 15th, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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Understanding the Key Impacts of the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (MPFS)
Date: 09|02|2021   Approx. 4 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The first thing to understand about the MPFS proposed rule is that it’s proposed. None of these policy or payment impacts are final until CMS confirms their final decisions...
September 2nd, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates
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ACT Health Solutions – Ada Tapper, DNP, APRN, Owner
Dr. Ada Tapper, DNP, APRN Background ACT Health Solutions is a house call practice based in Hillsborough County, FL, focused on delivering exceptional care to homebound patients. Founded in 2018 to provide transitional, chronic, and primary care services, ACT Health Solutions joined The Florida House...
August 31st, 2021
Categories: Practice Spotlight
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Meet Your Neighbor: Amie Peterson — Nurse practitioner champion for homebound patients
Excerpt from North Fort Myers Neighbor Living special feature By Chuck Ballaro  |  Aug 18, 2021 Many years ago, doctors all over the country made house calls to their patients regardless of their age and condition. It was part of their job. And just when you thought...
August 19th, 2021
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Caregiver Stories
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CMS Boosts Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently passed a significant policy that helps remove barriers for homebound patients to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Recognizing the challenge of providing vaccines to medically-complex patients in their homes, CMS increased its payments for this service. Medicare will...
August 9th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management
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HCCI Workshops Bring Ongoing Support and Will Be Offered In-Person and Virtually
One of the best parts of HCCI’s Essential Elements of Home-Based Primary Care and Advanced Applications of Home-Based Primary Care workshops isn’t on the syllabus. While participants in the two-day workshops get an in-depth education on how to start or improve their HBPC practices, they also...
August 4th, 2021
Categories: Training, Training & Education
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Cognitive Assessment and Care Plan Services
Did you know Medicare reimburses for a comprehensive Cognitive Assessment and Care Plan visit for patients who would benefit? A recently published CMS webpage offers additional guidance about the requirements. The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule increased the national payment amount for this service to $282 in...
July 28th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management, Tip of the Month
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Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care, Joliet, IL
Background Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider of serious illness care, hospice care, and grief support for adults and children. Founded in 1982 as Joliet Area Community Hospice, the organization recently went through a major rebrand to reflect its increased focus on...
July 22nd, 2021
Categories: Practice Spotlight
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Florida Health Providers Named House Call Champions
National nonprofit recognizes 12 leaders in home-based care as part of ‘Florida House Call Project’ Twelve Florida health care providers have been named Home-Centered Care Champions for their exceptional work caring for Florida’s most vulnerable residents—homebound adults with chronic conditions. The Champions will work with...
June 28th, 2021
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HCCI Survey Reveals Top Changes HBPC Practices are Implementing to Boost Productivity and Improve Outcomes
In a recent Impact and Needs Assessment Survey, the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) asked past learners to share actions they have taken—and how those actions have affected their practices—as a result of participating in HCCI program and service offerings. Below are snapshots of the responses from the...
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