Senator Ron Wyden joined the Housecall Providers staff and board members at Myers Court, a QUAD Inc. facility today for a press conference to announce the second-year results from the Medicare demonstration project Independence at Home (IAH). Second-year savings totaled more than $10 million dollars for the 15 sites across the nation that served the [Read more… ]
Independence at Home (IAH)
Thanks to the work of a committed staff and a supportive community, our organization experienced a tremendous year of growth and success in 2015. The news this summer that Housecall Providers was the most successful site in the national Medicare demonstration project, Independence at Home (IAH), catapulted us into the national spotlight as newspapers all [Read more… ]
It was lights! Camera! Action! at Housecall Providers on Thursday, June 18, as the organization’s leaders met with local media to discuss the results of the first year of the Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration project. The excitement began early that morning with the official release of the IAH results by the Centers for Medicare [Read more… ]
Click on photo to view the KGW Channel 8 story on Housecall Providers and our year one results from the Independence at Home national demonstration project.
First year results from a three-year Affordable Care Act study, Independence At Home (IAH) Demonstration, revealed that medical providers that offer primary care services in the home setting to patients with multiple chronic conditions and impairments saved Medicare more than $25 million. Portland-based, Housecall Providers showed a 32% savings over the control group, which did [Read more… ]
By Barb GormanCommunications Specialist I had the opportunity last month to interview Linda Colantino, senior research analyst with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during her site visit to Housecall Providers (HCP). Linda’s current role is team lead for the national demonstration project, Independence at Home (IAH). Joining Linda on the site visit [Read more… ]
More national press focused on the return of the house call. Here & Now Contributors Network, WHYY’s Pulse contributor — and Drexel medical student — Avir Mitra retraces the history of the house call and brings you up to date on what is causing its resurgence. Audio or written article can be found at: http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/07/28/doctor-house-calls. One of the house calls he went on was with Dr. Bruce Kinosian, a primary care doctor and associate professor of Medicine at Penn State University, one of the 17 sites, along with Housecall Providers, currently involved in the national demonstration project Independence at Home. Dr. Kinosian had this to say about the importance of the demonstration. “I think that Independence At Home is going to radically transform how healthcare gets delivered and gets paid for in this country. There’s probably 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries that are eligible for Independence At Home.”
Dr. Tom Cornwell Click on the picture to watch a short video recap of Return of the House Call, our June 4th breakfast forum. If you would like to watch Dr. Cornwell’s complete presentation or the remarks of our other panelists: Dr. Benneth Husted; Patrick Curran; or Barbara Smith Warner, please visit Housecall Providers’ Youtube [Read more… ]
The Portland Business Journal’s Elizabeth Hayes attended and reported on Housecall Providers’ breakfast forum Return of the House Call on June 4, 2014. Her article House calls: relic of the past or wave of the future? explores the factors that are causing the rebirth of the house call such as our aging population, technology and cost savings. You can read her article by clicking here.
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… ]