Upcoming Events

Wednesday Jul 8, 2015 12:00 pm EDT

The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) will host an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) webinar July 8 on engaging primary care practices in quality improvement. Primary care can be considered the cornerstone of effective and efficient health care that meets the needs of patients, families, and communities. New resources authored by AHRQ and Mathematica Policy Research offer strategies to help build and sustain practices’ ability to continuously and effectively engage in quality improvement (QI) activities. The white paper describes approaches practice facilitators (also known as coaches) can take to encourage primary care practices to undertake quality improvement (QI) activities. The white paper and accompanying “Quick Start Guide” present a framework for engaging primary care practices in QI and provide practical strategies for gaining initial buy-in from practices, maintaining meaningful and sustained engagement in QI efforts, and working with multiple QI programs. Speakers include:

·         Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Qualis Health

·         Julie Schilz, BSN, MBA, Vice President, Care Delivery Transformation, Anthem

·         Karla Silverman, MS, RN, CNM, Director, Clinical and Training Initiatives, Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC)

·         Kristin Geonnotti, PhD, Health Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

·         Robert McNellis, MPH, PA, Senior Advisor for Primary Care, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Tuesday Jul 21, 2015 08:30 am EDT

This program was formerly named Facilitating PCMH 2014 Recognition. More than 8,000 NCQA-Recognized Patient-Centered Medical Homes practices and almost 50,000 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. 

Completion of this seminar is an eligibility requirement for NCQA’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Content Expert Certification Program.*

*PLEASE NOTE: This course together with the Advanced PCMH: Mastering the Medical Home are the prerequisite courses to sit for the PCMH Content Expert Certification exam.  

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 23, 2015 08:30 am EDT

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: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home 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.

Thursday Jul 30, 2015 01:00 pm EDT

Thursday Sep 24, 2015 01:00 pm EDT

Sunday Oct 4, 2015 09:00 am EDT

AHRQ Research Conference Returns! AHRQ is excited to announce that its research conference, held annually between 2007-2012, will make a return engagement in 2015. The conference will be held October 4–6, 2015, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, in Crystal City, VA. AHRQ is also excited to announce that AcademyHealth (http://www.academyhealth.org/ Link to Exit Disclaimer) will join AHRQ in hosting the conference.

The conference will again bring authorities in health care research and policy together to participate in sessions focused on addressing today’s challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care.

In addition, AHRQ and AcademyHealth will team with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (http://www.pcori.org/ Link to Exit Disclaimer) in holding sessions on Tuesday afternoon, October 6, 2015, also at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, as part of the AHRQ conference and PCORI’s first annual meeting, which follows at the same location from October 7–9, 2015. The Tuesday afternoon sessions jointly hosted by AHRQ, AcademyHealth, and PCORI will address key issues in dissemination and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research.

Mark your calendars; information about submitting abstracts, registration, details on the conference agenda, and more will be coming soon!

Sunday Oct 4, 2015 01:35 pm EDT

AHRQ’s research conference, held annually from 2007 to 2012, will make a return engagement in 2015. The conference is scheduled for October 4–6 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Crystal City, Virginia. AcademyHealth will join AHRQ in hosting the conference, which will again bring together experts in health care research and policy to participate in sessions focused on addressing today’s challenges in improving quality, safety, access and value in health care. In addition, AHRQ and AcademyHealth will team with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to hold sessions October 6 as part of the AHRQ conference as well as PCORI’s first annual meeting October 6–8, which also will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott. These sessions will address key issues in dissemination and implementation of patient-centered outcomes research. Mark your calendars; information about submitting abstracts, registration, the conference agenda and more will be coming soon. 

 

Thursday Oct 29, 2015 01:00 pm EDT

Wednesday Nov 11, 2015 08:00 am EST

Join us for the PCPCC 2015 Annual Fall Conference on Wednesday, November 11 – Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Now more than ever we have the opportunity to set a new vision for the future of our health care system. Our theme this year Investing in Primary Care: Patients, Professionals, & Payment offers the opportunity for you and your colleagues to participate in dozens of panel discussions and workshops that will focus on 3 key areas of investment we need to make in the future including:

  1. Payment reform in primary care 
  2. Bolstering and expanding the primary care workforce 
  3. Activating patients and families in their care, quality improvement and policy development 

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. 

We are no longer accepting speaker proposals for the 2015 Annual Fall Conference.

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