On Friday, July 8, experts in the home centered care arena from around the country gathered to plan the inaugural session of The House Call Project’s practice management and workforce development curriculum. The meeting focused on case presentations, topic development and implementation strategies. “We’ve taken important steps towards developing a comprehensive curriculum aimed at ensuring successful house call program development,” commented House Call Project Managing Director Cheryl Irmiter.
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) recently introduced legislation to convert the Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration into a permanent, national Medicare program. Called the Independence at Home Act 2016, this legislation has tremendous implications for everyone in the home based medical care community. If passed and signed into law, this would be the first significant benefit addition to Medicare in this decade. HCCI is a proponent of this legislation and applauds the efforts of all those working on its behalf.
We urge anyone interested in seeing this legislation move forward, to contact your home state’s representatives about this important initiative.
HCCI hosts the Chicago Home Centered Care Network for its Summer Update meeting, via webinar on Thursday, July 21, 12pm CDT. The session features an update on the significant progress made in home centered care in the Chicago area over the past several months, along with the latest news on the Independence at Home Act 2016, introduced in early July 2016. HCCI CEO Thomas Cornwell, MD will lead the webinar and be joined by Peggy Tighe, Partner at Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC and Counsel on behalf of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine.
View the webinar slides.