PCPCC Congressional Briefing on New Publication - Sept 6th at 3:00pm

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 WHAT: Briefing on "Benefits of Implementing the PCMH: A Review of Cost & Quality Results, 2012"HOST:  Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)WHEN: Thursday, September 6 at 3 p.m.WHERE: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room), 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515PRESENTERS:Marci Nielsen; Executive Director, Primary Care CollaborativeCarmen Hooker Odom; President, Milbank Memorial FundJustine Handelman; Vice President Legislative and Regulatory Policy, BlueCross BlueShield AssociationSPECIAL INSTUCTIONS:  All guests must pass through security in order to enter the Rayburn Office Building.  Please arrive a few minutes early to allow for the extra time it might take to get through security. The PCPCC is pleased to invite you to a briefing where we will present the results from a recent national analysis of primary care patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilot and demonstration projects, gathered from both industry and academic reports. This report analyzes the impact PCMH projects are having on the improvement of quality for individual patients and the significant cost savings these programs are having in participating markets. This report updates our earlier reviews of the cost and quality data from 2009 and 2010, and the findings are clear, consistent, and compelling: data demonstrates that the PCMH improves health outcomes, enhances the patient and provider experience of care, and reduces expensive, unnecessary hospital and emergency department utilization. The results meet the goals of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim for better health outcomes, better care, and lower costs. We are pleased to share these results with you prior to their national release.Founded in 2006, the Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC or Collaborative) is a large coalition of more than 1,000 organizations and individuals—comprised of employers, consumer and patient/family advocacy groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, labor unions, hospitals, physicians and other health professionals—who have joined together to advance an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The Collaborative serves as a broad-based national advocacy organization for the primary care patient centered medical home, providing information and networking opportunities to facilitate support for the PCMH.

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