The Oregonian says “A pilot project starting today in Portland aims to show that providing home-based primary care to Medicare patients with multiple chronic conditions can improve their health – and save money.” See the full story here.
Senator Ron Wyden joined Housecall Providers at the Waverley Country Club on June 1, 2012 to launch the beginning of Housecall Providers’ Independence at Home three-year demonstration project. Over 100 people gathered for breakfast, which was sponsored by Intel, to hear the Senator speak about this historic legislation made possible through the Affordable Care Act. Senator Wyden then accompanied our founder, Benneth [Read more… ]
by J. Duncan Moore Jr./For The Medicare NewsGroup and Kimber Solana/The Medicare NewsGroup Back in 1992, Benneth Husted, M.D., noticed that elderly patients with chronic conditions who didn’t have access to a physician often landed in the emergency room in such terrible shape they’d have to be admitted to the hospital. So she started a [Read more… ]
Kristian Foden-Vencil rides along with HCP clinician JC Provost to see first hand the ins-an-outs of a primary care house call. Foden-Vencil also delves into Independence at Home, the three-year national demonstration project that Housecall Providers will begin participating in June, 1, 2012. You can read or listen to his broadcast, which also includes by clicking here.
Published by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation April 2012 Overview The Independence at Home Demonstration is being conducted by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Independence at Home Demonstration is testing a service delivery and payment incentive model that uses home-based [Read more… ]
by Dan Cook, To the Point Dr. Andrew “Andy” Sperlin has been working as a primary care physician with Housecall Providers for more than a decade. His background prior to joining Housecall Providers varied greatly, including practicing medicine in Africa for six months early in his career, then returning to the U.S., where he treated [Read more… ]
by Dan Cook, To the Point After two decades as a nurse in a large health care organization, Nancy Jean Buettner was ready for a change. She wanted a warmer and less stressful work environment where she could pursue her hospice care work and enjoy a better balanced life. But she never expected to find [Read more… ]
by Dan Cook, To the Point Helen Hoar never wanted to leave her home, one she and her husband built and lived in together for many years. Even after her husband passed away, Helen continued to keep the home up, helped by her family members. As Helen became increasingly frail, she and her family turned [Read more… ]