HCCI University™ Online Courses

Earn up to 4.0 CME credits!

HCCI offers online learning experiences 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 e-learning courses on a wide range of clinical and practice management topics. See 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 (1-12) – 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 a maximum of 4.0 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

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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.

15 min. | Cost $25 | Purchase This Course


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 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.

15 min. | Cost $25 | Purchase This Course


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.

15 min. | Cost $25 | Purchase This Course


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.

30 min | Cost $49 | Purchase This Course


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.

30 min | Cost $49 | Purchase This Course


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.

15 min. | Cost $25 | Purchase This Course


Course 7
Making Alternative Payment Models Work for House Calls

Many house call practices struggle to understand how to meet the requirements to participate in MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act), including MIPS (Merit-Based Incentive Program) and CPC+ (Comprehensive Primary Care Plus). Incorporating use of alternative payment models is crucial to sustaining your house call program and will enable you to provide additional services or enhancements. This eLearning course will explore MIPS and CPC+ and discuss the impact these programs can make on your practice.

30 min | Cost $49 | Purchase This Course


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.

30 min | Cost $49 | Purchase This Course


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.

15 min. | Cost $25 | Purchase This Course


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.

15 min. | Cost $25 | Purchase This Course


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.

15 min. | Cost $25 | Purchase This Course


Course 12
Telehealth in Home-Based Primary Care

Telehealth is the integration of telecommunications into the practice of providing and promoting health, and it is a viable option in a time of rising healthcare costs and an aging population with chronic diseases. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that more than 60% of all healthcare institutions in the United States currently use some form of telehealth, and as it grows, providers are seeing care standards improve and reimbursements expand. Even so, 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.

15 min. | Cost $25 | Purchase This Course


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.

30 min. | Cost $49 | Purchase This Course