Welcome to the first HCCI Chicagoland Update
The Illinois-based Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) is dedicated to helping home-based primary care (HBPC) providers and practices build and expand house call programs, with an emphasis on doing so in our own “backyard” − the Chicagoland area and across Illinois. HCCI provides education, consulting, research, and other technical assistance and information, including publications like this one, to help make HBPC more accessible to the thousands of Chicago-area patients who need it.
Six Free Resources to Help your HBPC
Practice Grow and Thrive, including
Preparing for the COVID-19 Vaccines
With the need for HBPC rising in Chicago and beyond, HCCI knows how important it is for your practice to be efficient and well-positioned to grow. That is why we developed a special HCCI Chicagoland Bundle of our most popular, downloaded HBPC resources, available at no charge, including a new resource on preparing for the COVID-19 vaccines.
Knowing the challenges your practice can face in delivering care, especially during the pandemic, we worked with our national experts to create resources that offer helpful guidance on key issues. This special bundle includes the following titles in one, convenient PDF package:

  • Advanced Coding Opportunities
  • Annual Wellness Visit Template Guidelines
  • COVID-19 Today and Tomorrow
  • HCC Quick Reference Guide
  • Preparing for the Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Telehealth During COVID-19
New HCCI Conversations with…
Being an HBPC Provider in the Chicago area
In this new special episode of the ongoing HCCI Conversations with… interview series, Dr. Ahmed Morsy, Director of Clinical Operations for the Chicago area-based MD at Home, discusses what draws a practice to locate in Chicagoland and the unique opportunities and challenges associated with practicing HBPC in this area. In addition, he offers advice to practices considering entering the market. You’ll also hear the compelling story of why Dr. Morsy loves house calls.
Help Extend Independence at Home Demonstration
Consider taking just a few minutes to reach out through a pre-drafted email to your Congress person to extend and expand the CMS Independence at Home (IAH) medical house call demonstration project, scheduled to expire on December 31, 2020. This will help continue care for participating patients, increase the number of beneficiaries that may be enrolled each year, expand practice eligibility, and more.
Upcoming Education Opportunities
Free Online Course through December 31, 2020
HCCI is offering free enrollment in our Managing Multicomplexity in the Homebound Patient (0.50 credit) online course through the end of 2020 − available at no cost through the generous support of The John A Hartford Foundation.

See more HCCI online courses.
HCCIntelligence™ Webinar
Wed, January 20, 2021, 4-5 pm Central
  • Review CY 2021 Coding changes as a result of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule.
  • Discuss documentation requirements to ensure coding compliance.
  • Discuss the impact for providing virtual services beyond the Public Health Emergency (PHE).

  • Paul Chiang, MD – Senior Medical and Practice Advisor, Home Centered Care Institute, Medical Director, HomeCare Physicians
  • Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA – Manager, Practice Improvement, Home Centered Care Institute
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HCCIntelligence™ is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as medical advice.
HCCI education and training initiatives including HCCIntelligence™
are funded in part by a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Home Centered Care Institute
This email is an advertisement for the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI). HCCI is passionately committed to its vision of
transforming our nation’s healthcare system by creating universal access to best practice house calls programs,
to ensure that chronically ill, medically complex patients have access to high-quality care in their homes.
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