Spring is just around the corner and in home-based primary care, years of hard work are beginning to blossom:
- Third-year results of the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration were recently released – showing another $16.8 million in savings, all while providing high quality care to the sickest of the sick in our patient population. IAH continues to be the most successful Medicare demonstration ever implemented.
- The American Academy of Home Care Medicine and other partners are making significant progress toward payment reform. An advanced payment model is on the horizon. This is expected to include monthly PMPM payments, improved E/M codes, rights of nurse practitioners to sign home health certifications, a simpler durable medical equipment process, and successful completion of years 6 and 7 of the IAH Demonstration.
- HCCI has signed a contract with Shandong University in Jinan, China, to create the first home-based training center in China.
- For the first time ever, our foundational two-day workshop, HCCI Essential Elements of Home Based Primary Care™ was offered in Dallas (March 21-22) and will be offered next in Tampa (April 4-5).
Thank you for helping to bring this wonderful care to patients and caregivers and helping to transform our health system!