AAHCM eNews August 11, 2021

In this issue: Upcoming learning events; 2021 Annual Meeting updates; Continuing Education; Academy news; Industry news  

Upcoming Events & Learning Opportunities

Stay up to date on the latest AAHCM events – check out our Community Calendar!



2022 MPFS and Policy Updates Important to Home Care Medicine

This webinar will provide an overview of the key Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposals and what the Academy is doing in response to the Proposed Rule to ensure HCM providers are able to continue providing quality care to their patients. The presenters will also present policy updates from CMS and the Hill on issues important to HCM.

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New Payment Models Webinar Series: Reporting and Value-Based Practice Management

In the third installment of this series, we will discuss the importance of data in managing a house call practice. Information that can be obtained from an electronic medical record is often limited and inaccurate, so how can you make it work for your practice? Are there other ways to get the necessary data? During this webinar we will discuss what payers and health systems are looking for and work to help you understand how to prove your value.

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A Deep Dive into Risk-Adjusted Coding – It’s Not Just for Medicare Advantage Patients Anymore

Webinar 1 of 4: Overview of HCC Documentation

This webinar will present an overview of the Risk Adjustment Model, Population Health, Documentation and Coding Compliance.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 / 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM CT

Join HCCI and CAPC for The CAPC Payment Accelerator: A Joint Virtual Workshop for Home-based Care Teams. The workshop will help groups that specialize in the care of high-need, seriously ill patients prepare for and pursue value-based payment opportunities. A discounted rate of $145 per attendee is available for teams of three or more from the same practice/organization.

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Treating Mental Health is the Key to Improving Clinical Outcomes and Increasing Practice Revenue

Underlying mental health issues can lead to poor outcomes for patients with chronic conditions. In this webinar, join IRC Partner Direct Access to learn about screening for common mental health concerns and directing patients to treatment, plus how care management can help.

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Academy Announcements

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
Home-Based Medical Care: Leadership Across the Landscape

Students, Residents, and Fellows — Apply today for the Robert M. Kaiser Scholarship

Eight deserving applicants will be able to attend the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting free of charge. Complete the online application by September 10, 2021

Continuing Education Credits at the Virtual Annual Meeting

CME Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and The American Academy of Home Care Medicine. The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Click to download the Accreditation and Designation Statements and Disclosure Report.

AAFP Prescribed Credit
The AAFP has reviewed 2021 American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) Virtual Annual Meeting and deemed it acceptable for up to 21.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 10/29/2021 to 10/30/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NASW Credit
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886757062-3413) for 7.5 continuing education contact hours. 

Other Credit
The following organizations accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

  • Nurse Practitioners: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANPCP)
  • Nurses: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Physician Assistants: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • Practice Managers: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Register today — prices go up September 10!

Academy News

Call for Participants in Upcoming Research Study

The Home Health Discharge Decision Support: Impact on Patient Outcomes (HEADS-UP) study, funded through a Betty Irene Moore Fellowship for Nurse Leaders and Innovators, will be the first step in creating a clinical decision support algorithm, based on home care practitioners’ expert knowledge, to support home health clinicians as they make the critical decision to discharge from services or recertify for additional care.

Researchers are recruiting physicians and nurses to review approximately 10 online home health case studies. Clinicians will be reimbursed $20 for each case reviewed.

Learn more about the research, including how to become a participant.


National Home Care Medicine Practice Directory

If you haven’t had a chance to yet, be sure to take a look at the new National Home Care Medicine Practice Directory, developed in partnership with the Home Centered Care Institute and The National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network and funded by a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.

This robust online directory allows patients, caregivers, payers, and referring providers to search for home care practices by ZIP or specialty, all with an interactive map and one-click dialing.

Be a Part of the Directory

To ensure you’re designated as an AAHCM member in the Directory, please take a moment today to add your National Provider Identifier (NPI) to your member profile.


Member Spotlight

We’ve introduced a new Member Spotlight section to our website highlighting members making news in their communities and beyond. Do you or a colleague have a story to share? Let us know at [email protected]


News from the Field

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