About the American Academy of Home Care Medicine

Promoting the Art, Science, and Practice of Home Care Medicine

For every person in a nursing home, there are three more equally fragile and infirm people living at home. Home care medicine is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of health care for a good reason—technology is becoming more portable, allowing home health to become the most cost-effective and most compassionate form of health care.

Few physicians in this generation have been educated through medical school or continuing education to provide the kind and level of care which could be made available. Few have been educated to provide home health agencies with support as medical directors. Fewer still have learned the advanced team techniques that allow them to work with other health professionals to provide continuity of care across the care continuum. Reimbursement also has been a barrier.

That is why the American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) has been serving the needs of thousands of home care physicians and other home care medicine professionals since 1987. AAHCM was originally founded in 1987 as the American Academy of Home Care Physicians and was renamed in 2014 to reflect the diversification of its membership. Since its founding, the Academy has served the needs of thousands of physicians and related professionals and agencies interested in improving care of patients in the home. Download the AAHCM Competencies to learn more about the skills required for professionals in the field.

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Our Mission

AAHCM delivers on the promise of interdisciplinary, high-value health care in the home for all people in need by promoting the art, science, and practice of home care medicine. It is the professional association that represents physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, and others working in the field of home care medicine.

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Our Vision

Interdisciplinary health care at home available to all in need.

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Who We Are

Members include home care physicians who make house calls, care for homebound patients, act as home health agency medical directors, or who refer patients to home care agencies. Their specialties include internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry, emergency medicine, and more.

Other members include directors of forward-looking large and small home care organizations, medical directors of managed care plans, nurse practitioners who make house calls, physician assistants, and administrators of medical groups interested in home care.

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