The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the fourth-year results from the national demonstration project Independence at Home (IAH). Expenditures for beneficiaries within the 14 IAH practices across the country were 8.9% below their spending targets, an average reduction of $2,814 per beneficiary and a total savings of $32.9 million dollars. Housecall [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.
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
A February Wall Street Journal article exploring how hospitals are beginning to send health care practitioners into the home to reduce readmissions and deliver better care, better health at a lower cost. Click here to read the article.
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… ]
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… ]
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… ]