Upcoming Events

Tuesday Jul 22, 2014 08:30 am EDT

More than 6,500 NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes practices and over 33,000 recognized clinicians have proved the strong relevance of the NCQA PCMH Standards. The 2014 standards place more emphasis on team-based care with a significant focus on the care management of high-need populations and the integration of behavioral health. We have set the bar higher in terms of our positioning of Quality Improvement (QI) activities with the triple aim and continued alignment of Meaningful Use (MU).
Join us for a thorough review of the PCMH 2014 standards. We’ll practice scoring elements and examining documentation that supports an application towards becoming a recognized patient centered medical home with NCQA. 

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine the essential characteristics of a recognized patient-centered medical home.
  • Identify the measurement and documentation criteria for each of NCQA’s updated requirements.
  • Facilitate the NCQA survey and evaluation process.

Seats are limited. Early registration is highly recommended. This seminar tends to sell out quickly. Please note: A seat is not secured until payment is received and processed by NCQA.

Thursday Jul 24, 2014 12:30 pm EDT
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Why are health care payer organizations moving to behaviorally-focused medical homes as a care coordination model? What should management teams of provider organizations consider when considering the development of a behaviorally-focused medical home model?

These questions and more are addressed in the recently released white paper, A New Approach For People With Complex Service Needs: The Behaviorally-Focused Medical Home, and will be the topic of discussion during this upcoming web briefing on July 24, at 12:30 PM EST, led by James Schuster, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Community Care and OPEN MINDS, Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss.

Friday Jul 25, 2014 08:30 am EDT
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The National Committee for Quality Assurance—architect of America’s most popular patient-centered medical home model—has extended the medical home concept to specialists and released its latest program: NCQA Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) Recognition.

Now specialty practices committed to access, communication and care coordination can earn accolades as the “neighbors” that surround and inform the medical homes and colleagues in primary care.

Practices that become recognized will demonstrate superior patient-centered care and clinical quality through: streamlined referral processes and care coordination with referring clinicians, timely patient and caregiver-focused care management and continuous clinical quality improvement. 

The purpose of this educational program is to help participants:

  • Examine the essential characteristics of a recognized patient-centered specialty practice program.
  • Identify the measurement and documentation criteria for each of NCQA’s requirements.
  • Facilitate the NCQA survey and evaluation process.

At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Review and discuss sample submissions for PCSP Recognition and identifydocumentation that does or does not meet the requirements.
  • Discuss scoring for each element and identify valid content and a clear application strategy for becoming a recognized patient-centered specialty practice.
  • Identify aspects of the survey and evaluation process that may challenge or enhance an efficient application and survey submission in a variety of practice environments.

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014 01:00 pm EDT
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This webinar will explore the leap from health system transformation planning to practice by showcasing four leading states that are designing and implementing multi-payer payment reforms. Through a facilitated discussion, state officials will discuss policy levers to shift payment systems away from fee-for-service, offer strategies for sustaining stakeholder momentum and commitment, and share perspectives on promising practices for and operational challenges of turning a plan for multi-payer payment reform into reality. 

This webinar is the first in a six-webinar series, supported by Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit, highlighting specific policy and technical issues critical to achieving multi-payer payment reform. It will be useful for all states contemplating, designing, or implementing multi-payer payment reforms, particularly SIM Round 2 Model Design applicants. 

Wednesday Jul 30, 2014 02:00 pm EDT
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This webinar, the third in our series, is intended for providers, health care professionals, health plan representatives, consumers, and advocates seeking to ensure that the voices of older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers are heard in the design, implementation, and oversight of state demonstrations to improve and integrate care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. This is an optional resource and is not required.

Thursday Jul 31, 2014 01:00 pm EDT
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Patients, families and consumer advocates are the great untapped resource in our quest to achieve the Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs. Only patients and their families/caregivers live at the intersection of all aspects of the health care system, giving them unique experiences and insights to help improve care quality and outcomes while reducing health care costs.

A leader in the field of patient and family engagement, the National Partnership for Women & Families has worked to bring together patients and families with health professionals to form partnerships with the goal of achieving the Triple Aim. Representatives from the National Partnership will join the PCPCC during this webinar to to provide an overview of their work with various patient-centered delivery models and how their organization is helping to build partnerships to improve health care outcomes. 

Guest Speakers: 
Jennifer Sweeney, Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families
Alison Shippy, Associate Director, Consumer-Purchaser Alliance, National Partnership for Women & Families
Mark Savage, Director of Health Information Technology Policy and Programs, National Partnership for Women & Families

Wednesday Aug 6, 2014 08:00 am EDT
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Invest in Patient- and Family-Centered Care: It makes good business sense!

The 6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety will feature exemplary programs that promote collaboration and partnership in safety, quality, and experience of care. Educational sessions will model partnerships, showcase innovation, and address emerging issues in patient- and family-centered care. This don't-miss event offers continuing education credits, a great lineup of plenary speakers, over 100 breakout sessions, 60 posters, unparalleled networking opportunities, and a first-rate exhibit. This International Conference will guide, inspire, and motivate you!

Thursday Aug 7, 2014 09:00 am EDT
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Please join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the unveiling of this crucial annual report on the state of HIT adoption and discussion of its many implications, as well as to hear recommendations on HIT infrastructure included in the influential Jason Report. Add your perspective to those of health care providers, policy thought-leaders and federal government representatives collectively responsible for creating an environment that fosters HIT adoption and transforms US health care.

 

NOTE:  Health Affairs will publish two online papers featuring the work of Ashish Jha, Julia Adler-Milstein and colleagues, in conjunction with this event.

Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 03:00 pm EDT
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Webinar Registration

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)—via its Program to Enhance the Health and Development of Infants and Children—is offering a series of five educational webinars focusing on the need for better education of primary care clinicians on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). The educational webinars will focus on identification, diagnosis, referral, and management of FASDs. The webinars will be 30-minutes in length and conducted via GoToWebinar®.

About the Webinar
The communication, care coordination and co-management session will confirm the importance of a medical home and its role in working with patients and families. Drs Matthias and Chasnoff will review the development of comprehensive care plans and present several case studies to demonstrate different approaches to care coordination and co-management.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the key components of a comprehensive care plan for children with FASDs
2. Discuss strategies to communicate with parents/families of children with FASDs
3. Develop a care plan for children and families with FASDs

Tuesday Sep 30, 2014 08:30 am EDT
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This program was formerly named Facilitating PCMH 2014 Recognition. More than 7,000 NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes practices and almost 37,000 recognized clinicians have proved the strong relevance of the NCQA PCMH Standards to the Triple Aim. The 2014 standards emphasizes team-based care with a significant focus on the care management of high-risk populations along with the integration of behavioral health. We have aligned the Quality Improvement (QI) activities with the Triple Aim and positioned the NCQA requirements to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2.

Join us for a thorough review of the PCMH 2014 standards. We’ll practice scoring elements and examining documentation that supports an application towards becoming a recognized patient centered medical home with NCQA.

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine the essential characteristics of a recognized patient-centered medical home.

  • Identify the measurement and documentation criteria for each of NCQA’s updated requirements.

  • Facilitate the NCQA survey and evaluation process.

Seats are limited. Early registration is highly recommended. This seminar tends to sell out quickly. Please note: A seat is not secured until payment is received and processed by NCQA.

Thursday Oct 2, 2014 08:30 am EDT
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The NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) program plays an integral role in practice transformation and the improvement of quality health care. This advanced seminar further examines the criteria of the PCMH 2014 Standards. With the newly updated standards, released in the spring of 2014, we are setting the bar higher for practices to strive for excellence. We will take a deeper dive into the standards by helping to identify the challenges one may face based on historical data and advisory panel feedback. In addition to the standards, we will review acceptable documentation for the elements, examine scoring rules and discuss how a practice can create and maintain a continuous quality improvement culture. This course will discuss the integration of behavioral health, the team based approach to care management, and also identify the meaningful use (MU) requirements embedded in the standards. Our faculty will indicate how practices can receive credit for their MU achievements when seeking PCMH 2014 Recognition.

The advanced program is intended for individuals who have substantial knowledge of the NCQA PCMH requirements and have applied these requirements within a practice setting. Completion of this seminar is an eligibility requirement for NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification Program.*

 *PLEASE NOTE: This course along with the Introduction to PCMH 2014(formerly titled Facilitating PCMH 2014) are the prerequisite courses to sit for the exam.

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify and address the foundational concepts, challenges, and standards of Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
  • Establish and maintain a continuous quality improvement culture within a PCMH practice.
  • Interpret the meaningful use criteria and EHR prevalidation to obtain credit in the aligned elements.
  • Describe all phases of the PCMH submission and review process, and the options and actions practices may choose to take after they have received their Recognition decisions.
  • Identify opportunities for alignment with other recognition programs.

Monday Oct 6, 2014 01:30 pm EDT
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We invite and encourage you to attend the first annual CAPG Colloquium on Physician Groups in Medicare Advantage scheduled for October 6-8 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. Medicare Advantage is the best existing example of a healthcare delivery and payment model that incentivizes coordinated care and high quality -- as differentiated from volume-based systems. MA is under growing financial pressure from legislative and regulatory changes, while our nation's seniors are seeking out these programs in ever-growing numbers. Learn from successful MA providers how to excel in this critical healthcare sector, and how to build the coordinated care platform and infrastructure you'll need to effectively serve all patient populations -- now and in the future. Our conference is designed to give you the knowledge and perspective you need, and the opportunity to benefit from the nation's thought leaders and your colleagues from across the country.

Thursday Oct 23, 2014 05:30 pm EDT
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Behavioral health issues such as addiction, anxiety and depression are often thought of as secondary health issues. But to positively impact health outcomes, it is important to deliver comprehensive integrated care that addresses a person’s physical and behavioral health care needs.

To help support professionals in providing integrated care services, we are delivering a series of office-based training sessions. Offerings are targeted for primary care physicians (PCPs), skilled nursing facilities/assisted living facilities and behavioral health professionals.

Thursday Oct 30, 2014 05:30 pm EDT
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Behavioral health issues such as addiction, anxiety and depression are often thought of as secondary health issues. But to positively impact health outcomes, it is important to deliver comprehensive integrated care that addresses a person’s physical and behavioral health care needs.

To help support professionals in providing integrated care services, we are delivering a series of office-based training sessions. Offerings are targeted for primary care physicians (PCPs), skilled nursing facilities/assisted living facilities and behavioral health professionals.

Wednesday Nov 12, 2014 08:00 am EST
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Join us for the PCPCC 2014 Annual Fall Conference on Wednesday, November 12 – Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Our theme this year Patient-Centered Primary Care: At the Heart of Value and Quality offers the opportunity for you and your colleagues to participate in dozens of panel discussions and workshops that will focus on the critical role of patient-centered primary care in achieving health care delivery system reform. 

This year our program will not only include high-level policy discussions from primary care and medical home thought leaders, but also “how to” discussions led by experts in the field in our workshops and break-out sessions. 

Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 08:30 am EST
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More than 7,000 NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes practices and almost 36,000 recognized clinicians have proved the strong relevance of the NCQA PCMH Standards to the Triple Aim. The 2014 standards emphasizes team-based care with a significant focus on the care management of high-need populations along with the integration of behavioral health. We have aligned the Quality Improvement (QI) activities with the Triple Aim and positioned the NCQA requirements to qualify for Meaningful Use Stage 2.

Join us for a thorough review of the PCMH 2014 standards. We’ll practice scoring elements and examining documentation that supports an application towards becoming a recognized patient centered medical home with NCQA.

At the conclusion of this educational program, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine the essential characteristics of a recognized patient-centered medical home.
  • Identify the measurement and documentation criteria for each of NCQA’s updated requirements.
  • Facilitate the NCQA survey and evaluation process.

Seats are limited. Early registration is highly recommended. This seminar tends to sell out quickly. Please note: A seat is not secured until payment is received and processed by NCQA.

Tuesday Dec 2, 2014 08:00 am EST
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Workshop Presentations:

Maryland Statewide Transitions to Care Steering Committee- Maryland Hospital Association

Project RED: Mental Illness and Hospital Readmissions
Larry Culpepper, MD, Chief, Department of Family Medicine, Boston University

M3 Clinician
Steve Daviss, MD, Medical Director, M3 Clinician

Health Information Technology and Data Security
William O'Byrne, Executive Director, NJHITEC

Please RSVP to Chris@m3information.com. Phone: (301)444-4400

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