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Released: 16-Apr-2020 8:00 AM EDT
The American Academy of Home Care Medicine partners with Home Centered Care Institute and The National Home-Based Primary Care Learning Network in three-year, $1.6M grant awarded by The John A. Hartford Foundation
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

In the Fall of 2019, The John A. Hartford Foundation awarded a three-year, $1.6M grant entitled, Moving and Scaling Home-Based Primary Care Phase II: Quality, Training and Advocacy. The project aims to improve care for the more than two million older adults who are the “invisible homebound” with functional impairments and frailty. This phase builds on the success of the initial grant phase, with the same organizations leading three complementary grants. While each organization has its own unique deliverables, they continue to work in close collaboration to achieve the overall goal ─ increasing access to high quality, home-based primary care that leads to improved outcomes for both patients and caregivers.

Released: 18-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
AAHCM Launches “Power of Home Care Medicine” Documentary
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

To help spread awareness of the power of home care medicine, AAHCM partnered with Information Matrix, producers of a series of award-winning educational videos to create a documentary entitled “The Power of Home Care Medicine.” The documentary is available as both a full length, six-minute version and an abridged, one-minute version.

Released: 12-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
AAHCM Announces the 2019 Membership Award Winners at the Annual Meeting
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The awards recognize organizations and individuals who have shown outstanding achievement and contributions to the Academy and the field of home care medicine.

7-Nov-2019 7:05 AM EST
AAHCM Shares Success from 2019 Annual Meeting
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

With over 450 attendees, this meeting provides health care professionals with training and education on the unique aspects of providing home-based medical care as well as an understanding of how to sustain these medical practices.

Released: 4-Nov-2019 12:35 PM EST
AAHCM Applauds Year 5 Results of Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration Year 5 practice expenditures were $33.5 million below Medicare spending targets. Over the 5 years of the demonstration, the IAHC practices have generated a total of about $100 million in savings and high-quality care for Medicare.

Released: 14-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT
The John A. Hartford Foundation Awards Grant to American Academy of Home Care Medicine for Development and Dissemination of a Home-Based Primary Care National Practice Directory
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) is thrilled to announce that The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) has awarded AAHCM a $340,000 grant to create a Home-Based Primary Care National Practice Directory. The John A. Hartford Foundation has also made grants for a Workforce and Education initiative from the Home-Centered Care Institute (HCCI) and a national Learning Collaborative for Home-Based Primary Care and Palliative Care.

13-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
AAHCM Applauds Results of Year 4 Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration saved Medicare approximately $33 million in Year 4, or about $384 per beneficiary per month (PBPM). This follows savings from Years 1-3 that, when combined with Year 4, amount to about $63 million in savings and high-quality care for Medicare. These results highlight the value of a home-based primary care (HBPC) model to serve complex, frail elders, with an emphasis on a high-touch and high-tech mobile team care.

Released: 22-Apr-2019 6:05 PM EDT
AAHCM Supports New CMMI Payment Models that Strengthen Primary Care for People with Complex Chronic Illness
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) strongly supports the CMS announcement today of the Primary Cares Initiative, which offers two new payment paths to promote primary care of Medicare patients with complex, advanced illness.

Released: 29-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) Awards Major Policy Grant to American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM)
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Funds are for payment reform that will drive sustainability of home care medicine, growth in the field, and access to care for those in need.

Released: 22-Jun-2018 8:55 AM EDT
Registration Now Open for American Academy of Home Care Medicine Annual Meeting
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The 2018 AAHCM Annual Meeting, held October 26-27, will convene academic leaders, policy authorities, and Veterans Administration (VA), clinical, and operational experts to bring to life the new opportunities in the field of home care medicine.

Released: 13-Feb-2018 9:00 AM EST
American Academy of Home Care Medicine Applauds Extension of Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) applauds Congressional leaders for including a two-year extension of the successful Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed by the President.

Released: 18-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST
American Academy of Home Care Medicine Names Brent T. Feorene as Acting Executive Director
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) Board of Directors has appointed Brent T. Feorene, MBA, to serve as acting Executive Director for the AAHCM, effective January 1, 2018. He will take over this role from Suzanne Simons, MS, who retired at the end of 2017 and served as Executive Director since 2015.

Released: 29-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST
American Academy of Home Care Medicine Announces Four New Board of Directors Members
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine announces new Board of Directors members including K. Eric DeJonge, Theresa Soriano, Bruce Kinosian, and Linda DeCherrie.

Released: 7-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT
AAHCM’s New Stand-Alone Conference Focuses on In-Home Primary Care for Healthcare Professionals
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

AAHCM announces 2017 Annual Conference, focusing on In-Home Primary Care for Healthcare Professionals

Released: 19-May-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Academy Applauds Senate Finance’s Extension, Expansion of Independence at Home Demonstration & Support for Nationwide Expansion
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) applauds the Senate Finance Committee for passage of legislation, this week, that includes extension and expansion of the Independence at Home (IAH) demonstration through the CHRONIC Care Act of 2017. The IAH provisions of the bill extend the program for an additional two years past its September 2017 expiration, increase the cap on the total number of participating beneficiaries from 10,000 to 15,000, and improve the ability of IAH programs to best serve their patients.

Released: 3-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EST
Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Make Independence at Home Permanent Program
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Serving some of our nation’s most vulnerable elders, the Independence at Home (IAH) Medicare demonstration is a targeted, proven, bipartisan success backed by decades of evidence and offers the promise of significant savings if converted from a demonstration into the Medicare program.

Released: 10-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT
CMS Releases the News: Independence at Home Improves Care and Lowers Cost in Second Year Performance Results
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) is pleased that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the exceptionally good news: The Independence at Home (IAH) Medicare Demonstration practices continued to improve care and lower costs in Year 2 of its second performance year.

Released: 6-Jul-2016 10:05 AM EDT
American Academy of Home Care Medicine Applauds Introduction of the Independence at Home Act
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) applauds the introduction of Independence at Home (IAH) Act that would convert the highly successful IAH demonstration project to a nationwide program. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Senators Ed Markey (MA), John Cornyn (TX), Michael Bennet (CO), and Rob Portman (OH), would extend service of home-based primary care services to all chronically ill and disabled elders who need it.


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