Third-year results from the five-year Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration Project were recently released. Housecall Providers was once again one of the highest-performing sites with a savings of 23.7 percent in patient health costs compared to a local control group that did not receive home-based primary care. This [Read more… ]
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… ]
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.
Results of The National Medicare Study, Independence At Home, Validate Housecall Providers’ Service Model
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… ]
Housecall Providers hosts Return of the House Call, a breakfast symposium featuring Dr. Tom Cornwell
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.
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… ]