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Friday Sep 21, 2018 12:00 pm EDT
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Improving Patient/Family Engagement Through Peer Support for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Engaging patients and families to be partners with their healthcare team is of increasing focus across the healthcare system. Strengthening this collaboration has been shown to improve a person’s ability to manage their care, increase communication between people and their healthcare team, and improve the delivery of healthcare overall.  For parents of children with special needs, this engagement is important for enabling parents to get the care and support their children need.  From this webinar, participants will learn about Parent to- Parent, a national peer support program for parents/families caring for children with special needs and how peer support strengthens and accelerates adoption of key patient/family engagement strategies important for helping to achieve aims of the CMS Transforming Clinical Practice initiative.

Learning objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of national resources to support parent’s engagement 
  • Highlight how peer support advances person and family engagement and TCPi aims  
  • Enhance understanding of PCPCC SAN’s role and its resources to accelerate TCPI Practice Transformation 

Tuesday Sep 25, 2018 01:00 pm EDT
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About the Webinar

Healthcare is evolving and it needs a strong foundation with world-class standards to deliver the much-needed patient-centric care. Learn more about the key drivers behind empowering nation-wide primary care so that it creates population-wide impact. With Dr. Paul Grundy- the "Godfather" of the Patient-Centered Medical Home and Dr. David Nace, CMO Innovaccer, the webinar will emphasize on transforming healthcare with patient-centricity as the foundational principle.

You will learn

  • A ‘patient-centric’ vision for healthcare driven by primary care
  • Lasting patient-provider relationship supplemented by data-driven insights that build trust
  • Better clinical outcomes for the population with a new approach
  • Driving value across the care continuum leading to cost-effectiveness 

Wednesday Sep 26, 2018 09:00 am EDT
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The National Partnership for Women & Families Presents Listening to Mothers in California 

 9am: Join us for data highlights and a panel discussion on maternal health, bias and discrimination in health care, and disparities faced by women of color. 
10am: Stay for a deeper dive into the survey results, including a focus on the specific implications for mothers in California.
Listening to Mothers in California brings the voices and experiences of women themselves into policy discussions at a time when we are failing to meet the needs of women and families.  The survey highlights the voices of women themselves and provides extensive, timely, previously unavailable data about women’s maternity care and postpartum experiences, views and outcomes. It’s time to listen!
Find more information at the Listening to Mothers website at www.nationalpartnership.org/LTMCA
Listening to Mothers is a project of the National Partnership for Women & Families, California Health Care Foundation and Yellow Chair Foundation.

Wednesday Sep 26, 2018 07:00 pm EDT
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Wednesday Oct 3, 2018 01:00 pm EDT
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ACOs are positioned at the intersection of value-based payments, population health, care coordination, innovation, transformation, and collaborations among Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers. The NAACOS Fall 2018 Conference will provide the road map for ACOs navigating this high-speed, healthcare freeway into the future. 

NAACOS conferences are packed with critical insights, strategies and perspectives from national ACO experts, plus case studies, valuable data and lessons learned from leading ACOs around the country. Our Fall 2018 Conference will be a unique opportunity to network with more than 600 fellow ACO stakeholders and establish relationships that will advance your organization along the path forward. 

NAACOS conferences are the only events organized exclusively by ACOs with more than 70 percent of attendees employed by ACO. Attendees at the fall conference will be:

  • Clinical leaders of ACOs
  • Administrators of ACOs
  • Executives considering the ACO model
  • CMS Officials
  • Private Payers
  • Industry Partners

Friday Oct 5, 2018 09:00 am EDT
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October 5, 2018
Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 

The Center for Primary Care and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine invite you to participate in a one-day interactive workshop focused on novel approaches to forge change in healthcare. This is an opportunity to learn the design-thinking framework and apply it to solve complex challenges. Discover how one start-up applied design thinking to its product development process to help thousands of patients. Learn about building venture capital funds at medical school to drive primary care change. Leave this workshop with a deeper understanding of human-centered design and novel approaches necessary to transform healthcare!

What You Will Gain
Through this workshop you will:

  • Learn the framework for design thinking and how to use it as a device for iteration and empowerment
  • Acquire tools to gain empathy, effectively frame the challenge, and for concept creation and prototype. 
  • Use a Harvard Business School-style case study to analyze how a company leveraged design-thinking to deliver an effective product for patients 
  • Participate in highly interactive, hands-on exercises
  • Practice new skills throughout the day
  • Engage with other innovators
  • Discuss new investments in primary care startups
  • Discuss new ideas and technologies that will fuel primary care transformation

Program Faculty:

  • Paola Abello, MBA, Director of Innovation,
    Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care

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  • Jay Feldstein, DO, President and Chief Executive Officer,
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

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  • Dean Miller, MBA, Managing Director,
    PCOM Primary Care Innovation Fund

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  • Erin E. Sullivan, PhD, Research and Curriculum Director,

         Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
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Tuesday Oct 9, 2018 09:00 am EDT
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FMX–the AAFP’s largest annual meeting–is like no other family medicine event. It’s the gathering place for physicians to earn CME, experience inspirational speakers, make powerful connections, and find patient care solutions.

Tuesday Oct 9, 2018 09:00 am EDT
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When you register for Mastering Healthcare Quality Performance Measures workshop, you'll get a 15% discount code to use on any of the other workshops for October 9 and 10. 

Live-streaming and in-person registrations are available for this workshop. 

Quality measurement in healthcare is critical to evaluating performance and improving healthcare quality. More than just a concept, quality of care is becoming increasingly important to financial survival, as the healthcare industry shifts to value-based reimbursement models. The measures process may pinpoint problem areas, identify what’s working well, drive improvements in healthcare organizations, and, ultimately, play a large role in how an organization is reimbursed.

But measures and the process of measurement can be quite confusing. There are different types of measures, different uses for the different measure types, pros and cons associated with each. Plus, the federal government continually introduces new measures and eliminates redundant ones. With so much at stake, how do you know if you are doing it right?

This full-day event, Mastering Healthcare Quality Performance Measures, is designed to give you a solid understanding of the measures and measures process. It’s not enough to just know how to collect and report on measures – you need to explore the history and trends of quality and patient safety, measures and measurement development, and management’s role in quality management of products and services.

Through a mix of lecture, Q&A, case studies, hands-on exercises and small group discussions, you will come away from this workshop with a well-rounded understanding of measures in healthcare and the ability to apply your knowledge of the measures process to your organization. In this information-packed workshop, you will:

  • Discover what’s new in healthcare quality on Capitol Hill, and what’s on the horizon for Congress as it relates to health care policy with guest speaker Boyce Ginieczki, Ph.D., Director, Congressional Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Explore the trends and forces shaping the future of the U.S. healthcare services delivery system, with respect to quality and measurement
  • Master the difference between performance measures, performance measurement and performance management
  • Discover how to evaluate measures for quality improvement to ensure you are selecting the right measures, in terms of usefulness
  • Know how to decipher a measure specification and calculate a measure
  • Understand the pros and cons associated with the different measures types
  • Learn how to interpret results of a measure
  • Uncover when to use a measure type in which situation
  • Find out what happens during data validation, what is looked at, and how to prepare with guest speaker Reid Kiser, MS, Kiser Healthcare Solutions, LLC
  • Learn when risk adjustment is necessary (and what risk adjustment means)
  • And much, much more.

You don’t have to be a statistician to master measures for your organization. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this first-ever workshop offering from URAC to get a solid understanding of measures and how the measurement process can bring value to your organization. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions and engage in discussions with URAC’s Quality, Research and Measurement team.

Tuesday Oct 9, 2018 03:00 pm EDT
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Please hold this time for the October PCPCC Policy and Advocacy Call.  These monthly calls are an opportunity for members to discuss current issues and activity, as well as strategies for how PCPCC and its members can collaborate toward shared goals. If you have suggestions for items to include in an upcoming call agenda, please feel free to email Chris Adamec, Director of Policy, directly at [email protected].  

Sunday Oct 21, 2018 10:00 am EDT
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The 2018 NPA Annual Conference will be held Oct. 21-24 at the Portland Hilton Downtown in Portland, OR.

The annual conference brings together a diverse audience of administrative, primary care and clinical staff from PACE and Pre-PACE programs. Organizations considering PACE development; state, federal, legislative and regulatory staff; and other long-term care service providers also attend.

Conference Hotel

The room rate at the Hilton Portland and Executive Towers is $208 single/double, plus taxes. Online reservations (link is external)are now available.

Call for Learning

The NPA Education Committee invites you to submit a session proposal for the conference. Educational sessions will be scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22, through Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Featured subject areas will include PACE service diversification, the use of DataPACE3 for quality improvement activities, growth strategies for PACE, the use of PACE waiver opportunities, and operational efficiencies. Proposals addressing other issues relevant to PACE are welcome.

This year’s conference also will feature a rehab/therapy concentration as part of the overall session offerings. These educational sessions will focus on information exchange and problem-solving.

In addition, NPA is seeking experienced facilitators for 60-minute roundtable discussions on a variety of hot topics in PACE. Facilitators will make brief introductory remarks to frame the discussion, open the dialogue, and keep the audience on track.

For more information, read our Call for Learning announcement. The submission deadline is April 9.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

The Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus for the 2018 NPA Annual Conference is now available.

Monday Oct 22, 2018 08:00 am EDT
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This isn’t your ordinary health care discussion. Quality Talks is a series of stirring, succinct talks by current and emerging health care leaders with ideas about how we can collaboratively improve American health care. In addition to the dynamic and thought-provoking speakers, the event features interactive dialogue among all attendees about advancing the health care system and improving patient care.

Quality Talks began in 2015 as part of NCQA’s 25th Anniversary and grew so successfully that NCQA made it an annual event. In 2016, this sold-out event was held at a larger venue which enabled us to reach an even wider audience. We hope to continue in 2018 with thought-provoking speakers and continuing the Quality Talks health care discussion.

The Goal
NCQA wants to look ahead through the eyes of tomorrow’s leaders, who are inspiring the future of American health care. The Quality Talks are meant to inspire action to tackle the real and pressing problems in our health care system, and to dismantle barriers to a better future.

The Format
Far from a conventional conference, this event follows a “TED”-style format. That means the talks are shorter, compelling, memorable and novel in nature. Expect to leave this event hearing something you haven’t heard before.

Wednesday Oct 24, 2018 09:00 am EDT
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Why do people make the choices they do and how does context shape our actions (or inactions)? The most innovative organizations are driving real change by leveraging insights into human behavior.

The Behavioral Summit 2018, hosted by ideas42, is where cutting-edge research becomes practical knowledge that can improve individual and group performance. If you can help people make better decisions for themselves and align them with your strategic objectives, the results can be transformational.

Join us October 24th and 25th for a one-of-a-kind gathering that puts the power of behavioral science research into your hands

Thursday Oct 25, 2018 09:00 am EDT
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Save the date for the 2018 AAHCM Annual Meeting! The AAHCM Annual Meeting will be an independent standalone conference for the second year, building on our previous success of providing leading edge clinical and practice administration content. We are pleased to tell you that the Annual Meeting will take place October 25-27. A preconference session is planned for October 25 followed by a day and a half of engaging, current and though-provoking content. Focused on the issues and challenges that face the broad spectrum of healthcare professionals providing in-home primary care, you will learn from innovators in the field about the latest advancements in delivering and managing home care medicine.

Friday Nov 2, 2018 09:00 am EDT
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Thursday Nov 8, 2018 08:00 am EST
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At the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) 2017 Annual Conference, we released the Shared Principles for Primary Care—endorsed by nearly 300 diverse organizations—and featured innovators that are putting this new vision into practice. At this year’s conference, we are bringing together policy leaders in both the public and private sectors who are spreading and scaling this vision for primary care. These policies are designed to move the United States toward a vibrant future of person-centered, team-based, and community-aligned primary care that will help achieve the goals of better health, higher quality care, and lower costs.

Friday Nov 9, 2018 08:00 am EST
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Immediately following the Annual Conference, PCPCC will host a workshop to raise the visibility and build the case for increasing the investment in primary care in states and nationally to improve health care quality and affordability. Primary care typically makes up a relatively low proportion – approximately 5-8 percent of total health care spending in the U.S.  Outside of the primary care community, policy leaders are generally uninformed about the level of under-investment in primary care.

Action is needed to raise the visibility and build support for investing in primary care; creating standard measures and processes to measure primary care spending; and increase the investment in primary care spending through alternative payment models.  Currently, two states (Rhode Island and Oregon) have made explicit commitments to measure and increase their investment in primary care, and two additional states (California and Colorado) have introduced legislation to do so.

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Goals for the Workshop

  1. Gain consensus about key national policy strategies to implement in 2019 under a new Congress and within states that would support the vision of increasing primary care investments.
  2. Identify key organizations and partners to lead such strategies.
  3. Identify action steps for workshop participants to continue moving this effort forward in a way that supports multi-sector collaboration.
  4. Detail timelines and related success metrics for advancing the agenda to measure and increase primary care investments.

You may sign up for the Primary Care Investment Workshop when you register for the conference as an Executive Member.

Wednesday Nov 14, 2018 08:00 am EST
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NCQA and Health Level Seven® International (HL7) are partnering to host the 2nd annual Digital Quality Summit.

The Summit convenes quality improvement stakeholders including senior decision makers, measure development experts, clinicians, government agencies, public health officials, data intermediaries, vendors, and payers to advance measure interoperability solutions.

Summit participants will work together to improve coordination across disciplines and improve communication of health care information systems using quality measurement as the use case.

Tuesday Dec 11, 2018 10:46 am EST
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Please hold this time for the December PCPCC Policy and Advocacy Call.  These monthly calls are an opportunity for members to discuss current issues and activity, as well as strategies for how PCPCC and its members can collaborate toward shared goals. If you have suggestions for items to include in an upcoming call agenda, please feel free to email Chris Adamec, Director of Policy, directly at [email protected].  

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