Workshop Description

This two-day classroom workshop is designed for experienced home-based primary care (HBPC) providers and practice staff. Case-based sessions focus on higher-level topics in HBPC such as advance care planning, prognostication, care coordination and transitions of care, caregiver support, and challenging clinical issues such as dementia and polypharmacy.

This activity now includes hands-on sessions on wound care, gastrostomy and tracheostomy tube changes, and joint injections. In addition, this workshop features tips and strategies related to coding and documentation, workflow and staff productivity, and demonstrating the value of HBPC. You will leave this interactive workshop with enhanced knoweldge and skills you can immediately and confidently apply in your practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss optimal care and management strategies through challenging home-based primary care (HBPC) cases, including patients with dementia, acute/urgent issues in the home.
  • Perform common procedures required in HBPC, including tracheostomy tube exchange, gastrostomy tube removal and replacement, wound care, and knee joint aspiration and injection.
  • Assess evidence-based practices for medication management, identify potential pitfalls and dangers of polypharmacy, discuss a structured approach for de-prescribing, and review strategies for maximizing adherence.
  • Apply optimal practices in coordinating the care of homebound patients during transitions, including handoffs, medication reconciliation and collaboration with community agencies.
  • Manage difficult conversations with patients and family around advance care planning, serious illness communication and prognostication.
  • Describe the importance of caregiver support, as well as the screening tools and resources that can be utilized for caregivers.
  • Identify billing opportunities and documentation requirements beyond the normal E/M codes and apply strategies for implementing these services into daily practice.
  • Compare various staffing models for HBPC and examine opportunities for improving workflow and efficiency.


This workshop is designed for the following types of professionals:

  • Physicians
  • Advanced Practice Providers (NPs, PAs)
  • Nurses (RNs, LPNs)
  • Practice Managers/Administrators
  • Social Workers
  • Residents/Fellows
  • Medical Assistants
  • Other Practice Operations Staff

$625 per person

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Course Offered:

November 19-20, 2020  |  Schaumburg (Chicago), IL
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Paul Chiang, MD
Senior Medical and Practice Advisor,
Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) Physician
Medical Director,
Northwestern Medicine HomeCare Physicians

Michael Kingan, DNP, NP-BC, CWOCN
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner,
Johns Hopkins Jhome Medical House Call Program

Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA
Manager, Practice Improvement,
Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI)

Amanda Tufano, MHA, CMPE
Chief Executive Officer,

Ancy Zacharia, CNS, NP
Geriatric Nurse Practitioner,
Northwestern Medicine HomeCare Physicians

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 and the Home Centered Care Institute. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Prescribed Credit
This Live activity, HCCI Advanced Applications of Home-Based Primary Care™, from 12/01/2019 – 12/01/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 11.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hotel Reservations:

November 19-20, 2020  |  Schaumburg (Chicago), IL
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg
1800 East Golf Road
Schaumburg, IL 60173

For reservations visit Enter the Corporate Code “43371” under Special Rates or call (847) 517-6914. Indicate you are attending HCCI Advanced Applications of Home-Based Primary Care