Managing serious illnesses or confronting significant mobility issues is inherently challenging and adding or expanding home-based primary care (HBPC) offers a compassionate, effective, and cost-saving solution. The continuum of medical care in the home, especially for this population, is long overdue for transformation, and at the forefront of this transformative movement is the Illinois House Call Project, orchestrated by the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI). We believe Illinoisans have the right to receive care in the place of their choosing and we are meeting the challenge head-on by educating, training, and growing home-based medical care practices across our state enabling them to add or expand their home-based primary care model.

By joining this established and successful project, selected practices will be integrated into an existing network of Home-Centered Care Champions and be recognized as leading house call practices within Illinois. Our second cohort will include highly qualified Illinois medical practices, including independent entities, those affiliated with hospital systems, and hospice and palliative care programs looking to add or expand their home-based primary care services.

Requirements:

* Commit to a three (3) year term through 12/31/2026; estimated effort is equivalent to 15 days per year. 
* Designate up to three (3) Champions to participate in and complete the following training:  Custom one-day in-person workshop “Foundations of House Calls” (August 2024)
* Nine (9) week virtual self-paced learning activity “Demystifying Value-Based Care” (TBD)
* Assigned courses from HCCI’s online library offering on-demand education on a wide range of topics, including Clinical, Practice Operations and Leadership, and Early Career
* Participate in a comprehensive Practice Assessment, inclusive of a comprehensive and confidential report identifying and addressing practice gaps and opportunities for improvement.
* Consider an opportunity to earn the distinction of HCCI Practice Excellence Partner™ and host learners (up to 6 per year, following evaluation in Year 3) for the HCCI House Call Practicum™, a unique two-day field experience that allows providers, practice managers, and others to shadow your team on house calls and observe front and back-office operations. 
* Adhere to deadlines for milestones completion and quarterly performance metrics reporting, which will be shared with and evaluated with HCCI.


Application Criteria:

The application requires essential practice information, encompassing staffing details, patient census breakdown, payer mix insights, and list of services provided. Additionally, CVs for each designated Champion participating in the program must be submitted, highlighting their professional background, qualifications, and relevant experience. A 500-word statement of interest is also needed, outlining the practice's goals, alignment with the program, and commitment to home-based primary care. Please note, the application will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.


Administrative Fee:

Upon selection and agreement to participate, practices will be asked to pay a one-time administrative fee of $950, due by July 1, 2024. This nominal amount will help to defray a portion of HCCI

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