Home-Based Care in 2022: Payment & Policy Key Impacts
Date: 01/06/2022   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI Here we are in the new year. Many practices and providers want to know how to prepare for success as we all continue to navigate this challenging healthcare...
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HCCI Mourns the Passing of Robert Sowislo
We here at the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) were saddened to hear of the sudden passing on Friday, December 17, 2021, of Robert “Bob” Sowislo, who played a key role in the healthcare industry and home-based primary care (HBPC). Sowislo was a former board member of HCCI and...
December 21st, 2021
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Practice Spotlight: Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice Angela Collins, RN, MBA – Chief Operating Officer https://www.nah.org/ Background As Southern Nevada’s largest and only nonprofit hospice/community-based palliative care organization, Nathan Adelson Hospice (NAH) has been providing advanced illness care, including home-based primary care services, for more than 42 years.
December 14th, 2021
Categories: Practice Spotlight
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NNPEN’s New CEO Discusses Growing Role of NPs in Home-Based Care
About the Article: Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, co-founded the National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network (NNPEN) in 2017 to help nurse practitioners (NPs) launch sustainable businesses. And, now, she is pledging to do even more to assist her fellow NPs as the new CEO of the advocacy organization. HCCInsights...
November 29th, 2021
Categories: Caregiver Stories, Practice Management
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Vaccine Mandates: What it Means for Employers
Update 01/14/22: On January 13, 2022, the U.S Supreme Court released two per Curiam opinions regarding CMS and OSHA’s vaccination and testing requirements. U.S Supreme Court: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Regulation U.S Supreme Court: OSHA ETS First, the Court decided to allow CMS to implement...
November 18th, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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It’s Here! CMS Released the CY 2022 MPFS Final Rule
CY 2022 MPFS Final Rule Date: 11|04|2021   Approx. 5 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI It’s November and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule which outlines...
November 3rd, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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Concentration of Healthcare Expenditures in the U.S., 2019
Authors: Meng Chen, Research Associate, HCCI, and Aaron Yao, Research Director, HCCI Introduction Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data show that about 14% of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population had no personal healthcare expenditures in 2019. At the same time, only 5% of the population accounted for nearly...
November 3rd, 2021
Categories: Data Insights
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Frontier Medicine
Alaskans like to call the rest of the country the “Lower 48.” That’s because it acknowledges things are different in Alaska. A decade ago, Aderonke Akindipe, FNP, discovered just how different when she moved to Anchorage from New York City. Akindipe is CEO of Akins...
October 25th, 2021
Categories: Caregiver Stories, Practice Spotlight
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Public Health Emergency (PHE) Extended: Telehealth Waivers Remain in Place
Date: 10|21|2021   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI On October 15, 2021, Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), extending the...
October 21st, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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How CCM Services Promotes Financial Sustainability
Date: 10|07|2021   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI One of the most common billing questions I receive is, “how can I get paid for all of my non-face-to-face time with patients and caregivers?”.  An appropriate solution to...
October 7th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management, Training & Education
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