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
By Cliff Collins – Back in 1930, half of all medical care was done in the home. Today, house calls are relatively rare, but that may be changing with demographic forces. “You’ll see more and more providers heading this way,” predicted the president of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine and keynote speaker at [Read more… ]
Please click on the picture to watch interviews with transition team members and Executive Director Terri Hobbs. Early in Housecall Providers involvement with the national demonstration project, Independence at Home (IAH), we realized our success hinged upon transition care – and once up and running, the results have been significant. The transition team has been so successful in preventing hospital admissions [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… ]
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… ]