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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Why At-Home Dental Care Is Vital For Homebound Patients
Dr. Joy Poskozim About the Article: Traveling dentists play a pivotal role in caring for homebound patients, and their services are in high demand. HCCInsights sat down with one such dentist, Dr. Joy Poskozim, whose grandmother unwittingly, but enthusiastically, shifted Poskozim’s career into at-home care.
June 9th, 2021
Categories: Caregiver Stories
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Biden Administration Continues Efforts to Increase Vaccinations By Bolstering Payments for At-Home COVID-19 Vaccinations for Medicare Beneficiaries
Jun 09, 2021  |  CMS Press Release As part of President Biden’s commitment to increasing access to vaccinations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced an additional payment amount for administering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations to...
June 9th, 2021
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Successful HCCI Pilot Provides Blueprint for HBPC Outreach Expansion
In the summer of 2020, with support from the RRF Foundation for Aging, the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) launched The Florida House Call Project. This initiative was designed to motivate and educate a new network of home-based primary care (HBPC) providers to...
June 1st, 2021
Categories: Training, Training & Education
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HBPC Productivity and Panel Size Standards
In a home-based primary care practice (HBPC), many factors determine optimal productivity and panel size standards (i.e., the number of individual patients under the care of a specific provider). These include payment structure, practice model, outcome goals, geography/travel times, and more. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, the...
April 28th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management, Training, Training & Education
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The Power of Three, One Year Later: The John A. Hartford Foundation Grant Recipients Continue to Advance Home-Based Primary Care
The pandemic has significantly underscored the need for, and awareness of, home-based care models. Within this new landscape, recipients of The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) three-year grant, Moving and Scaling Home-Based Primary Care Phase II: Quality, Training and Advocacy, have made significant progress toward their goal of improving care...
April 19th, 2021
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Training & Education
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CMS Updates on Payment Models
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently accepting applications for Cohort 2 of practices and payer partners interested in participating in the Primary Care First model. To be responsive to stakeholder’s needs and allow more practices the opportunity to apply, CMS has extended the...
April 19th, 2021
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In-Home Counseling for Patients, Families and Caregivers
About the Article: HCCInsights sat down with Cherish Reinwald, Executive Director, In-Home Counseling, to learn more about her organization, and how her network can support home-based primary care providers and practices in the Chicago area, Illinois, and across the country.   HCCInsights: Would you provide some background...
April 13th, 2021
Categories: Benefits of HBPC, Caregiver Stories
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