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HCCI Releases Six New HBPC Online Training Courses

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HCCI is committed to training the future home-based primary care (HBPC) workforce, bring more providers and practice managers into the field, and set clinical and operational standards for HBPC. Stay ahead of the curve! Sign up for six new online courses available now at HCCI University.

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Register Today for the AAHCM Preconference Presented By HCCI

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) has partnered with Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), offering a preconference opportunity for a deep dive into areas critical to a successful in-home primary care practice.

Care of the Complex Patient in the Home:
Staying Ahead of the Curve

2 sessions available. You may register for one or both.

Clinical Session
Thursday, October 25, 2018
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Faculty
Elizabeth McCormick MD (Session Lead)
Julie Glendenning MS APN-BC CHPN WCC
Traci Kalpac MSW LISW-S
Linnea Nagel PA-C MPAS

Practice Management Session
Thursday, October 25, 2018
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Faculty
Shawna Ramey CPC CPMA (Session Lead)
Bethany Skillen BSN BS RN
Amanda Tufano MHA CMPE CPPM

For more information, session topics, pricing and CME credit information download the HCCI Preconference Info Flyer

Preconference Location:
Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel | Metropolitan Room | 5300 N. River Road | Rosemont, IL

To register for the AAHCM Annual Meeting and Preconference presented by HCCI, visit https://aahcm.site-ym.com/page/2018_Annual_Meeting.

If you have already registered for the AAHCM annual meeting and want to add a
preconference session, please contact AAHCM member services at 847-375-4719 or [email protected]

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Fall/Winter 2018 Essential Elements Training Dates Announced

Essentail Elements Training

HCCI Essential Elements of Home-Based Primary Care™ training dates have been announced for fall/winter 2018.  To sign up or for more information, locations and schedule, visit When Is Training.

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HCCI’s work featured in The John A. Hartford Foundation’s new, interactive Annual Report

HCCI’s efforts to train clinicians in home-based primary care are featured in The John A. Hartford Foundation’s new, interactive Annual Report. Learn more about our work to advance #HBPC: https://bit.ly/2KNPGdT

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Heard on the Conference Trail

Since early April, Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) staff have attended and participated in many conferences and annual meetings, including AGS, AANP, NCNP, SGIM, STFM, and the inaugural IPCC Conference. We met with long-time colleagues, made wonderful connections and learned so much from those who share our passion for home-based primary care (HBPC).

While there was variety in the occupations, employers, and geographies of the people we met, a few clear commonalities emerged.

  • We all share the conviction that the challenges of caring for an aging, chronically ill population must be addressed immediately, from provider, payer and legislative perspectives.
  • Home-based primary care as a solution to this challenge comes as a surprise to too many. Some found it hard to believe that house calls could offer the kind of technology necessary for diagnosing or treating patients with multiple morbidities. Others had never considered HBPC as a longitudinal model of care, viewing it only from a post-acute perspective.
  • Home-based primary care and the people who provide it were generally viewed quite favorably. Most we spoke with said that, if they were not already providing house calls, they would at least consider them as an option for home-limited patients. Those who said they would not consider HBPC were reluctant largely due to financial or safety concerns.
  • There is no “typical” HBPC provider. We met practitioners anxious to practice HBPC right out of school. We met others considering a mid-career switch due to a desire to connect more directly with their patients. Some work for large medical systems, some run small programs of just a few practitioners. We met NPs, DOs, MDs, and PAs; their credentials varied, but their desire to care for a vulnerable population was just the same.
  • Home-based primary care isn’t taking place only in cozy cottages behind a picket fence. Caring HBPC practitioners see patients in many settings. We met several practitioners who make regular visits to churches and homeless shelters to provide care.

Our hope when we attend a conference is to find ways to share the wonderful story of HBPC and what HCCI is doing to advance the field. But invariably, we do more listening than talking. Listening to the stories of those who make a difference every day for homebound patients and their caregivers, and listening to those who want to learn how they can start or grow their own house call programs.

Whether we listen or whether we talk, at HCCI we’re just happy to be part of a growing national conversation on bringing care home to the patients who need it most, wherever that home might be.

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Home-Based Primary Care – An innovative model of medical care for homebound adults – Dr. Bruce Leff

Dr. Bruce Leff is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized leader and researcher in the development, evaluation and dissemination of novel models of care for older adults, including the Hospital at Home, Guided Care, geriatric service line models and medical house call practices.

In this video he discusses the growing population of homebound adults and the use of 911 and the emergency room as their only access to medical care. He suggests home-based medical care is a method to improve outcomes, reduce hospital admissions, reduce hospital readmissions and lower costs.

About HCCI
The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) is a national non-profit organization focused on advancing home-based primary care (HBPC) to ensure that chronically ill, medically complex and homebound patients have access to high-quality care in their home. HCCI works with leading academic medical centers, health systems and industry experts to raise awareness of and advocate for expanding the HBPC model by growing the HBPC workforce through education and training and developing a research-based model for sustainable house call program implementation and growth.

Our Mission and Vision
The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) is dedicated to creating universal access to best practice house call programs, making home-based primary care the national standard for treating medically complex patients who are better cared for in the home.

We seek to ensure every patient in need has access to quality medical care in the home that results in a profound improvement in medical outcomes, patient and family experience and health care spend.

Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI)
1900 Golf Rd
Suite 480
Schaumburg, IL 60173
630-283-9210
http://hcci.stoutlogic.io