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C-TAC is proud to have the support of the Home Centered Care Institute HCCI) as a sponsor of our 2020 Summit. Learn more about this virtual event, to be held from Oct. 27-30, by clicking here.

The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) is a national non-profit dedicated to creating universal access to best practice house call programs to ensure that medically complex patients have access to high-quality care in their homes. HCCI assists programs across the country in building sustainable house call programs designed to care for the top 3-5% of the high care utilizers and reducing costs to accountable care organizations (ACOs), payers, and health systems, while enhancing the quality of care provided to patients.

HCCI’s expert staff includes providers with extensive experience in HBPC, practice managers skilled in running house call programs and with national certifications in coding and medical auditing, and other professionals skilled in education and training, quality improvement and operations. Through our Centers of Excellence (and other key partnerships), we also have access to an interdisciplinary cadre of national leaders who serve as our faculty and subject matter experts.

HCCI can assist house call programs of all sizes and at all stages of development, including independent practices, hospital/health system-based programs, home and community-based Veteran services, and community-based hospice/palliative care organizations.

Why HCCI supports the C-TAC Summit

HCCI sees C-TAC as a valuable partner in ensuring a continuum of care for the most vulnerable patients in our society. To understand the power of this partnership and the implications of these two organizations working together, one can look at their alignment of missions and daily work, and how they both include focusing on the patient and their family, putting the needs and dignity of the patient first, and developing the provider base while improving public health policy. This growing community of patients with medically complex conditions, and their families, needs the services that home-based primary, palliative and hospice care provide. So, bringing together the work of HCCI and C-TAC makes perfect sense.

As with past C-TAC summits, the event in the Fall of 2020 will allow HCCI’s messaging and resources to further reach experts, leaders, and thought leaders across many disciplines and fields − while also providing key HBPC knowledge and experience to C-TAC’s audiences.

This year, with COVID-19, the event will be more important than ever as the two organizations and their stakeholders come together to discuss critical topics and solutions around public engagement and professional collaboration focused on the pandemic.

How HCCI is helping to advance home-based primary care

HCCI accelerates the home-based primary care (HBPC) movement via education, consulting, research and advocacy in the following ways:

  • Education designed to meet the crucial need to rapidly expand the HBPC-capable workforce through live in-person and virtual workshops, live webinars and on-demand online courses, and customized education, plus HCCIntelligence™ resources, including a free hotline for guidance from knowledgeable HBPC experts, as well as useful tools, templates, and tip sheets available for download.
  • Consulting services customized to help HBPC practices succeed, including practice assessments, chart audits and coaching in the areas of coding, billing and documentation, provided by our team of experienced HBPC providers, practice managers and other professionals.
  • Research to solidify HBPC’s place as a distinct model of care, through the establishment of evidence-based clinical and operational best practices.
  • Advocacy in partnership with a wide range of allied organizations, including the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), to raise awareness among payers, policymakers and the public about the efficacy of HBPC.

HCCI Booth Representative Introductions

  • Betsy Innocenti, Manager of Provider Engagement, binnocenti@hccinstitute.org
    • Holds a degree in social work and an advanced degree in Gerontology.
    • Prior to joining HCCI, Betsy practiced social work and discharge planning in a skilled nursing facility, managed a private-duty caregiver agency, and was a liaison for a hospital-owned home health agency.
    • Extensive experience across the healthcare continuum.
  • Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA, Manager of Practice Improvement, bplencner@hccinstitute.org
    • Certified coder since 2014, Certified Professional Medical Auditor since 2018, and has a degree in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding.
    • Significant experience working with home-based providers and practices nationally, including practices of different sizes and with varying practice models, to enhance quality improvement efforts, further achieve their goals and promote sustainability. 
    • Prior to joining HCCI, Brianna served as the practice manager for HomeCare Physicians, a HBPC practice, which is part of Northwestern Medicine in the Chicago area.
    • In addition to her knowledge of practice operations, Brianna brings extensive experience in developing workflows and efficiencies for HBPC practices.

What Attendees can Expect at HCCI’s Booth

  • A live chat with booth representatives to answer questions, and learn more about home-based primary care and the resources and solutions HCCI offers
  • HCCI education, consulting and research content, tools and resources, including the HCCIntelligence™ Resource Center and The Perfect Storm white paper
  • Multiple videos, including an introduction to HBPC/HCCI and the HCCI Conversations with… interview series
  • Access to additional online resources and communities:
    • HCCI COVID-19 Information Hub
    • HCCI COVID-19 LinkedIn Group
  • Links to HCCI social media pages, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube

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