Key Stats and Facts on the Need for More House Calls in Illinois
- 1 million older adults reside in Illinois (at least 40% are 75 or older)
- Illinois has more than 700,000 residents who have ambulatory difficulties, and 40% of Medicare beneficiaries across the state have 4+ chronic conditions
- Overall, 260,000 individuals are homebound, but over 74% of them do not receive the home-based primary care (HBPC) they need
- Home-based primary care offers improved patient outcomes, enhanced patient and caregiver satisfaction, cost reduction, and an improved experience for providers
The Illinois House Call Project – First Cohort Success
- To address the urgent need for more house calls in Illinois, HCCI launched the Illinois House Call Project (ILHCP) in 2022 with a select group of highly qualified Illinois medical practices, including independent entities, those affiliated with hospital systems, and even specialty groups such as dentistry, dermatology, and wound care.
- These practices were selected because of their demonstrated commitment to caring for Illinois’ most vulnerable residents—homebound or home-limited, medically-complex adults with chronic conditions and/or serious illness.
- The first cohort is well on its way to exceeding their three-year goal of collectively enrolling and serving 3,000 new homebound or home-limited people in their homes by 2024.
Launching the Second Cohort
- HCCI has officially launched the application process for the second cohort of the Illinois House Call Project.
- Our second cohort will include highly qualified Illinois medical practices, including independent entities, those affiliated with hospital systems, and hospice and palliative care programs looking to add or expand their home-based primary care services.
- Each selected practice will designate up to three “Home Centered Care Champions” (providers and practice professionals) to lead their work.
- With the addition of this new cohort, the new goal of the ILHCP will be to collectively enroll 6,000 new homebound or home-limited people in their homes from 2022 to 2026.
- HCCI will provide the Champions with expertise, guidance, and comprehensive resources, including education, consulting, tools, market analysis, marketing/PR training, and the opportunity to receive capacity-building funding ─ so they are well-positioned to lead and champion home-based primary care across the state.
- See how HCCI supports the cohort
How to Apply for Cohort 2
To be considered for selection, please complete this ILHCP Cohort 2 Application by 11:59 PM CST on March 18. Selected practices will receive notification by mid-April. If you have questions about the Illinois House Call Project, contact Karly Denes at 630-283-9222 or KDenes@HCCInstitute.org.
- Cohort 2 Objectives
- Why Cohort 2 Will Include a Focus on Palliative and Hospice Care
- Learn more about HCCI’s Home-Centered Care Champions.
- View the areas in Illinois where practices are participating in the Illinois House Call Project.
- Why the growing and urgent need in Illinois?
If you have questions about The Illinois House Call Project, please contact Karly Denes at 630-283-9210 or KDenes@HCCInstitute.org.