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HCCI offers online courses for home-based primary care professionals interested in expanding their skills and taking deeper dives into topics relevant to the field of HBPC. We offer online learning courses on a wide range of clinical and practice management topics. See the course descriptions below. Courses vary in length and depth, allowing you access to up-to-date information on industry trends and practices, from experts in the field.

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HCCI Online Courses (1-15) – Series 1
Continuing Medical Education Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and the Home Centered Care Institute. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this enduring material for the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approval: March 15, 2018
Expiration: March 15, 2021


doctor and businessman shaking handsCourse 1
Contracting With Payers: Demonstrating Your Value

In the current fee for service model, understanding how to partner with the various payers relevant to home-based primary care is crucial to sustaining a house call program. This eLearning course will enable you to identify the key payers, effectively negotiate contracts, and identify data and quality metrics to demonstrate your value.

Enduring material, .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $25 | Purchase


Doctor and teamCourse 2
Building An Effective HBPC Team

Caring for homebound patients with multiple comorbidities has many challenges that go above and beyond the normal scope of practice. Not only is disease management more complicated, but patients have many psychosocial challenges that need attention. Having an interdisciplinary home-based primary care (HBPC) team (versus a multidisciplinary team) impacts the care and resources you’re able to provide. This eLearning course explains the characteristics of the different teams, as well as the pro’s and con’s for each so that you can apply best practice team strategies within your program.

Enduring material, .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $25 | Purchase


Stethescope, judge's mallet and legal booksCourse 3
Legal Compliance for Home-Based Primary Care

Understanding compliance guidelines governed by the Office of Inspector General is challenging, but understanding how to overcome compliance challenges for the medically homebound can be even more complex. This eLearning course describes how compliance applies to the field of home-based primary care (HBPC), identifies the unique challenges faced by HBPC providers, and gives you the tools needed to establish a compliance program and guidelines to utilize in your practice.

Enduring material, .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $25 | Purchase


Course 4
Documentation for House Calls: Avoiding Negative Audit Outcomes

House call practices remain a focus of the Office of Inspector General and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services resulting in a higher likelihood of being audited. This eLearning course explains “medical necessity,” describes required documentation components, and reviews billing and coding best practices so you can avoid common documentation errors and achieve positive audit outcomes.

Enduring material, .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $49 | Purchase


Course 5
Advanced Coding And Billing: Beyond E/M For House Calls

House call practices face many challenges when trying to survive financially in our current fee-for-service world. Chances are, your practice may not be taking full advantage of being reimbursed for the hard work done by providers, including many services beyond the standard evaluation and management (E/M) codes. This eLearning course will review in detail the requirements for Transitional Care Management, Chronic Care Management, Advance Care Planning, and Prolonged Services so you can feel confident when billing for these services in your practice.

Enduring material, .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $49 | Purchase


Course 6
HCC Coding For House Calls

Risk adjustment is becoming the payment structure of the future as more payers move towards this model of payment reform. HCC (Hierarchical Condition Category) is determined by demographics, health status, and the diagnosis options selected. Providers and billers must understand how critical it is to document and code to the highest level of specificity possible. This eLearning course explains risk score calculations and will help you develop a workflow to assign HCC codes accurately.

Enduring material, .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $25 | Purchase


Course 7
Making Alternative Payment Models Work for House Calls

This course is being updated and will return soon.

 

 

 


Medication managementCourse 8
Medication Management in Home-Based Primary Care

Nearly 20% of community-dwelling adults age 65 and older take ten or more different medications. HBPC providers face many challenges when managing the over- and under-prescribing of these medications. This eLearning course will describe the challenges faced by both HBPC providers and patients and explain the essential steps to manage medications in home-based patients.

Enduring material, .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $49 | Purchase


Course 9
Safety Strategies for Home-Based Primary Care Providers

Providing care in a patient’s home presents a unique array of safety risks, unlike a traditional outpatient setting. Understanding risks such as pets, weapons, travel complications, and weather are essential to being able to employ effective strategies for keeping HBPC providers safe. This eLearning course will describe how to minimize risks before, during, and after a home visit.

Enduring material, .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $25 | Purchase


Course 10
Dementia and Neuropsychiatric Disturbances in HBPC

HBPC providers often deliver primary care services to patients with various stages of dementia. These patients often experience neuropsychiatric disturbances, making delivery of HBPC services challenging. This eLearning course will present strategies to effectively treat patients with dementia and neuropsychiatric disturbances and support their families and caregivers.

Enduring material, .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $25 | Purchase


Infection controlCourse 11
Infection Control in Home-Based Primary Care

Each year 75,000 people die from healthcare-acquired infections. Many of us know infection control is the first directive for all providers, but what you may not realize is that home-based primary care presents some unique infection risks. Precautions must be taken to prevent putting patients, family members, caregivers, and providers at risk for infection. This eLearning course will identify the risks associated with home-based care and review strategies that can be implemented before, during, and after a home visit to minimize the risk of infection.

Enduring material, .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $25 | Purchase


Course 12
Telehealth in Home-Based Primary Care

Telehealth is the integration of telecommunications into the practice of providing and promoting health However, many home-based primary care practices have not yet implemented telehealth due to barriers such as a lack of provider experience using the technology or questions about coding and billing for these services.

Telehealth encompasses both remote clinical and non-clinical services such as surveillance, health promotion, and public health functions. In this course, we focus on two main areas of telehealth: Virtual Visits (typically referred to as Telemedicine) and Remote Patient Monitoring.

Enduring material, .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Free of charge now through September 30, 2020 |Purchase


Course 13
House Calls 101: Introduction to HBPC

Home-based primary care (HBPC)—or the modern-day house call—is a viable, innovative solution for high need/high-cost patients who are medically complex and homebound or home-limited. However, primary care providers who are considering HBPC as a career choice may not fully appreciate the value of practicing in a home-based setting, nor be familiar with proven strategies for success in this field. In this course, you will have the unique opportunity to follow an HBPC provider and her medical assistant on a simulated house call, helping you understand typical steps taken before, during, and after a home visit, as well as characteristics and personal qualities that can enhance a provider’s success in HBPC.

Enduring material, .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $49 | Purchase


Multicomplexity in homebound patientCourse 14
Managing Multicomplexity in the Homebound Patient

The home-based primary care (HBPC) patient population often presents with multiple chronic diseases, producing treatment challenges for providers. In addition, psychiatric and functional issues can impact clinical care. Unfortunately, optimal guidelines for managing patients who are elderly, frail, and multi-complex do not exist, leaving providers with a lack of clear direction on how to approach treating these patients in the home.

In this course, you will learn a model for treating these patients, as well as medication management considerations for four chronic diseases commonly present in homebound patients.

Enduring material, .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $49 | Purchase


Palliative careCourse 15
The Intersection of Home-Based Primary Care and Palliative Care 

The 65-plus population is the fastest growing in the United States, with the 85-plus age group projected to quadruple from 2000 to 2050. Many of these older patients are somewhat or completely homebound as a result of serious illness or chronic medical conditions. As a result, the need for home-based primary care (HBPriC) and home-based palliative care (HBPalC) is on the rise.

HBPriC generally provides longitudinal primary care to medically complex patients who have difficulty accessing office-based care, while HBPalC typically focuses on symptom management and goals of care for homebound patients facing serious illness. Traditionally, these two models have operated separately/. However, there has been an increased interest in, and need for, them to work more closely together.

In this course, you will learn different approaches and recommended strategies for bringing together HBPriC and HBPalC to meet the growing needs of homebound patients with advanced illness and/or chronic conditions.

Enduring material, .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ | Cost $25 | Purchase