Essential Elements of Home-Based Primary Care
HCCI’s Home-Based Primary Care Education and Training
HCCI is at the forefront of training professionals in home-based primary care, developing the first-ever education curriculum that explores the full spectrum of home-based primary care – medical, social and economic. Our program, designed for clinicians, practice managers and other professionals interested in home-based primary care, consists of classroom education, mentorship, hands-on fellowship and online learning opportunities.
Once you sign up for HCCI’s education program, there is a straightforward path to follow. And we help you every step of the way. Our curriculum is carefully planned to ensure you meet the required competencies and performance standards necessary to develop or grow a successful home-based primary care practice.
Your learning path is specifically designed to meet the challenges and opportunities you will encounter in home-based primary care – whether in the field or the office. Below is an overview of Essential Elements of Home-Based Primary Care – HCCI’s home-based primary care foundational course.
Step 1: Classroom Training
Participants receive twelve hours of classroom education in HCCI’s specially designed curriculum at one of eight Centers of Excellence (COE) located at leading institutions of higher medical learning around the U.S. As a training participant, you choose which COE location to attend training.
Facilitated by medical school faculty members, classroom training focuses on clinical and economic factors unique to home-based primary care, such as infection control in the home, personal and patient safety, medication management, coding and billing, staffing and reimbursement models.
Step 2: Mentorship Experience
Following the classroom workshop, participants move on to a three-month mentorship experience. Facilitated by both COE and HCCI faculty, your mentorship program includes three hours of remote group mentoring; 1 hour/month for three months of Goto Meeting conference calls to address in-the-practice challenges, webinars, and other shared learning experiences with your COE classmates.
Step 3: Home-Based Primary Care Fellowship
Once participants complete mentorship hours, HCCI will connect you to a Practice Excellence Partner (PEP) – a home-based medical care practice that meets HCCI standards for excellence and training. During this “mini-fellowship,” clinician learners shadow home-based primary care practitioners on patient visits. Practice managers and other professionals receive additional insight on issues important to their profession, from staffing and scheduling to billing, coding and more. Whenever possible, these opportunities allow participants firsthand experience in practices similar to their own.
Once you have completed the formal steps of HCCI Essential Elements of Home-Based Primary Care education and training, it’s important to stay up-to-date on industry trends and continue to grow your knowledge of home-based primary care practices and research. HCCI’s online learning system, HCCI University, provides numerous opportunities for ongoing education in home-based primary care. The online resource connects you with insight and information on timely clinical and economic subjects from leading experts in the field.