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House Calls 101: Introduction to HBPC Online Course
Home-based primary care (HBPC) - or the modern-day house call - is a viable, innovative solution for high need/high cost patients who are medically complex and homebound or home-limited. HBPC providers play an important role in enhancing the quality of care provided to these patients, supporting caregivers, and reducing costs. However, primary care providers who are considering HBPC as a career choice may not fully appreciate the value of practicing in a home-based setting, nor be familiar with proven strategies for success in this field.
In this course, you will have the unique opportunity to follow an HBPC provider and her medical assistant on a simulated house call, helping you to connect with the various HBPC assessment elements and visualize crafting an effective patient care plan. Upon completion, you will be able to do the following:
  1. Cite the 4Ms in the Care of Older Adults and apply these to the care of medically complex and homebound or home-limited patients.
  2. Discuss a house call's key components, including recommended steps before, during, and after each home visit.
  3. List the pros and cons of traveling with and incorporating the services of a medical assistant (MA) in home visits.
  4. Describe key characteristics of successful home-based primary care providers.
Estimated Time to Complete
30 minutes
In order to earn credit for participation in this activity, the learner must complete a 5-question post-test with a passing score of 80% or better with unlimited attempts.
Intended Audience
This course is intended for primary care providers new to HBPC and/or trainees considering a career in HBPC, as well as practice managers and operations staff who are seeking a better understanding of house call components.
Credit Information
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 and the Home Centered Care Institute. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved: February 20, 2024
Expiration: February 20, 2027

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

• Physician Assistants: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

• Nurse Practitioners: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP)

• Nurses: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

• Practice Managers: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)


None of the planners, authors, or reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
The Home Centered Care Institute gratefully acknowledges support for this activity in the form of a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: $49.00
Credit Offered:
0.5 CME Credit
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