House calls are an idea whose time will surely come around again. On Wednesday, June 4th more than 250 members of Portland’s community gathered for a breakfast forum at the Multnomah Athletic Club to discuss the future of the house call and its critical role in 21st century medicine. “I truly believe house calls can save Medicare,they may be the only thing [Read more… ]
Independence at Home (IAH)
Housecall Providers is hosting a breakfast forum at Multnomah Athletic Club, June 4th at 8:00 AM entitled “Return of the House Call”. Keynote speaker will be Thomas Cornwell, MD, a nationally recognized expert in home-centered care and current president of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine.
A panel discussion will follow the key note address focusing on the impact of the modern house call on patient health and health care cost. Panelist will include State Representative for Oregon House District 45, Barbara Smith Warner, Patrick Curran, president and CEO of CareOregon and Benneth Husted, D.O. founder and medical director of Housecall Providers. Read more
One of the great benefits of being involved in a three-year national demonstration project like Independence at Home (IAH) is that it offers lessons every day on how to serve our patient population more effectively and efficiently. Significant innovations are being implemented and piloted because of what was learned that initial year. Perhaps the most important [Read more… ]
Housecall Providers has a statistic from our participation in the Independence at Home (IAH) National Demonstration Project that we are excited to share. Preliminary numbers (10 months) are showing that Housecall Providers’ 200 IAH patients have nearly half (45%) of the 30-day hospital readmission rates of our non-IAH patients. We are thrilled that the hard [Read more… ]
Representatives from IAH sites across the nation gathered together May 2nd in Grapevine, Texas, including Housecall Executive Director Terri Hobbs (second from left) and Transition Nurse Mary Sayre.
If there was ever any doubt that Oregon was leading the nation when it comes to elder and end-of-life care, the buzz coming from the recent American Academy of Home Care Physicians (AAHCP) annual meeting in Grapevine, TX, should have drowned it out.
Housecall Providers has a statistic from our participation in the Independence at Home (IAH) National Demonstration Project that we are excited to share. Preliminary numbers (10 months) are showing that Housecall Providers’ 200 IAH patients have nearly half (45%) of the 30-day hospital readmission rates of our non-IAH patients. We are thrilled that the [Read more… ]
In late April 2012, HCP learned that we had been selected to participate in the three year national demonstration project Independence at Home (IAH). (The project has since been extended and will run though May of 2017.) This landmark legislation was part of the Affordable Care Act and sponsored in the Senate by Oregon’s own [Read more… ]
By Zachry Floro In 2011, the federal government spent $524 billion on Medicare costs alone, a figure that’s predicted to balloon to $949 billion by 2020. The system is ripe for improvement and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D – Ore.) thinks bringing back retro-style house calls just might be the answer. Wyden’s thrown his support behind a new [Read more… ]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Terri Hobbs 971-202-5500 Executive Director PORTLAND, OR—Housecall Providers Inc., a Portland, OR-based nonprofit, has been selected as a demonstration site for the national health care study Independence at Home (IAH). Independence at Home was developed in response to a growing body of evidence that suggests that many patients with multiple health concerns—especially [Read more… ]
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.