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Nurse Practitioners Bring Back the House Call

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Michael J. Kingan, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, CWOCN, an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner at MedStar Health and instructor with HCCI, penned an article in the current September/October issue of Today’s Geriatric Medicine titled “Nurse Practitioners Bring Back the House Call”.  You can read the article here:

Michael has taught HCCI’s Essential Elements to Home-Based Primary Care™ since 2017. If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge and career opportunities in the growing field of home-based primary care, visit HCCI at

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AAHCM Annual Meeting and Preconference

AAHCM Annual Meeting and Preconference

Brent Feorene, Executive Director of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine stopped by the HCCI offices this week and shared what attendees could expect at the upcoming AAHCM Annual Meeting and Preconference taking place on October 25-26-27 in Rosemont, IL.

Thursday, October 25
Loews Chicago O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

AAHCM Preconference presented by Home Centered Care Institute
“Care of the Complex Patient In The Home: Staying Ahead of the Curve”

Clinical Session
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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


October 26-27
Loews Chicago O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

AAHCM Annual Meeting
Driving the Change to Value-Based Care: Connecting Leadership, Quality and Ethics
The AAHCM Annual Meeting will be an independent standalone conference for the second year, building on our previous success of providing leading edge clinical and practice administration content.

Focused on the issues and challenges that face the broad spectrum of healthcare professionals providing in-home primary care, you will learn from innovators in the field about the latest advancements in delivering and managing home care medicine. Sessions will cover topics including; technology, care management, new payment models, and updates on policy.


Friday, October 26
Keynote Speaker
Patrick Conway, M.D.

President, CEO 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Former Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Former Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI)


Saturday, October 27
Keynote Speaker
Cheryl Phillips, M.D.

President, CEO 
SNP Alliance

Former Sr. Vice President for Public Policy and Health Services


To learn more or to register for the AAHCM Annual Meeting and Preconference, visit


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Home-Based Primary Care – Reducing Readmissions and Meeting Healthcare’s Triple Aim

Tom Cornwell, MD, CEO of the Home Centered Care Institute, was recently interviewed by Readmissions News, a publication for hospital and health system executives.  In the Q&A, Dr. Cornwell shares why house calls are important to the healthcare industry today.  He goes on to explain how and why home-based primary care meets healthcare’s “triple aim” – improving the quality of life for our nation’s most complex patients, delivering substantially better experiences for patients and caregivers, and dramatically reduces health care costs. Finally, he discusses the challenges related to providing house calls to the nearly 4 million chronically ill, medically complex homebound patients who would benefit from HBPC.

Read the article here

If your hospital or hospital system is interested in lowering readmissions and reducing readmission penalties, HCCI can help. Call us at 630-283-9210

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HCCI Fast Track Now Boarding

The new HCCI “Fast Track” Essential Elements of Home-Based Primary Care training is designed for physicians, APPs, and practice managers interested in the field of HBPC. “Fast Track” takes the content of HCCI’s Essential Elements 2-day workshop and presents it at a quicker pace, condensing the training into a 1-day course. Developed and taught by HBPC industry experts, “Fast Track” covers medical, social and economic issues related to providing medical care to patients in their home.

Objectives: Upon completion of the classroom workshop, learners will be able to…

  • Assess perceptions of HBPC and dispel myths about the field
  • Describe the role of HBPC in various contexts, including Public Health and the developing systems of health care, and examine key considerations, e.g., program/practice configurations, structure, administration, staffing, clinical care models, patient eligibility and market demographics, and financial/value factors
  • Apply the American Geriatric Society’s (AGS) Guiding Principles in the approach to the care of people with multi-morbidities in the home setting
  • Review the components of an HBPC assessment and discuss approaches for developing care plans that accommodate team input/access
  • Assess various options for diagnostic and operations technology to improve patient care, efficiency, and staff safety in HBPC
  • Implement recommended policies and procedures aimed at ensuring the personal safety of HBPC team members
  • Define and discuss culture, shared decision making, and biases, and describe their impact on HBPC
  • Implement self-care practices to provide patients with high-quality, compassionate health care, while also avoiding burnout and career dissatisfaction
  • Provide optimal patient care in a simulated home setting, and demonstrate appropriate coding and documentation for the visit
  • Examine and discuss the business models, economic drivers, and quality indicators for HBPC and their impact on care delivery

“Fast Track” is being offered December 6th, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. Come aboard!

For more information on HCCI “Fast Track” Essential Elements of Home-Based Primary Care, visit