Upcoming Events

Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 01:00 pm EST

SUMMARY:
People with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) comprise about 30% of primary care patients.  However, few health care professionals have had formal training about the connection between MUS and psychosocial issues. A systematic approach to diagnosis and treatment is described that is based on published evidence and detailed interviews with more than 7,000 of these patients. This approach is designed to meet the needs of primary care teams using techniques for assessing and treating current life stresses, the prolonged impact of adversity in childhood and somatic presentations of depression, post-traumatic stress, and anxiety disorders.  A toolkit designed to support this evaluation will be presented.

OBJECTIVES:
1. Learn the Stress Evaluation technique for diagnosing MUS
2. Become familiar with principles of MUS treatment
3. Review components of an MUS Toolkit for Diagnosis and Treatment

Tuesday Feb 28, 2017 04:00 pm EST

Each month PCPCC executive members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly briefings to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Briefings occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. 

Here are the details for our February 2017 briefing: 

Title: Catalyzing Improvements in Primary Care: New Primary Care Payment Models Paper Sets Forth 7 Principles and 19 Recommendations to Drive Payment Reform
 
Description: PCPCC executive members will be among the first to hear the details of the new Primary Care Payment Models white paper, to be published by the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (HCP LAN) at the end of this month. The paper aims to drive alignment in payment approaches across and within the public and private sectors of the U.S. health care system. It offers recommendations on many critical issues related to primary care payment models (PCPMs), including ideas for how PCPMs can enable better integration between primary care and behavioral health, as well as the most effective ways for payment models to encourage primary care practices to engage in good stewardship of health care resources. 
 
The white paper offers seven principles and 19 recommendations to catalyze improvements in primary care. It then concludes with immediate action steps that stakeholders can take to address key implementation issues.
 
Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to hear the details of this "hot off the press" paper!
 

Wednesday Mar 8, 2017 08:00 am EST

For 2017 National Value-Based Payment and Pay for Performance Summit will take place during a period of possible dramatic national health policy changes driven by the election of President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican-dominated Congress. At the time that this brochure is being mailed there are more questions than answers regarding direction that national health policy will take.

  • Will the ACA/Obamacare be repealed and replaced? If so, over what time frame will this take place?
  • Will there be an effort to move Medicare to a premium support, voucher program?
  • Will there be an effort to move Medicaid to a block grant or per capita cap program?
  • And importantly for this Summit, what will the attitude of the new administration be to value-based payments, including accountable care, bundled payment, CPC+, medical home, etc., and MACRA?...

Wednesday Mar 15, 2017 12:15 pm EDT

Patients with complex health and social needs often feel isolated as they try to manage their conditions, despite heavy use of health care resources. The Playbook: Better Care for People with Complex Needs identifies promising approaches to treating these patients.

Join experts from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, accountable care organizations, and Medicare Advantage plans on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., EST, for an interactive webinar discussing promising ideas for better care for patients with complex needs, who represent 5 percent of the population but account for 50 percent of U.S. health care spending.

Wednesday Mar 22, 2017 01:00 pm EDT

This webinar is the first of a two-part series that will provide an overview of the recently adopted person and family engagement (PFE) performance metrics of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.

Attendees will discover the importance of shared decision making, patient activation and health literacy -- three of the six metrics-- in improving patient engagement, and learn practical strategies for implementation success! 

Monday Mar 27, 2017 08:00 am EDT

THE SEVENTEENTH POPULATION HEALTH COLLOQUIUM

In today's uncertain and volatile climate, the practice of population health has taken on even more importance. As health care leaders, we understand the impact of social determinants on our nation's health. The fact that zip code is a better predictor of health than a person's genetic code is a clear indicator of the need to create healthier communities. By working to connect the disparate segments of our fragmented health system we can make progress toward controlling the cost of care, improving quality and ultimately achieve better health outcomes.

Monday Mar 27, 2017 02:00 pm EDT

HealthDoers, an initiative led by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), & Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) are partnering to create a new learning community: The Practice Transformation Group (PTG).

In this flagship event, Stacy Donohue, NRHI Support and Alignment Network (SAN) Senior Program Manager, will facilitate a robust discussion on Primary Care bright spots.

Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Arnie Milstein, Director, Stanford University CERC
  • Elizabeth Mitchell, President and CEO, NRHI
  • Dr. Nayana Vyas, Founder, Family Physicians Group
  • Dr. James Welters, Former President / CMO, Northwest Family Physicians

Join the conversation as they discuss: 

America’s Most Valuable Care (AMVC) research undertaken by Stanford CERC which focuses on discovering high-value primary care practices 
Bright Spots: A closer look at two primary care practices that had significant impact on improving quality and patient experience while lowering costs
Adopting these practices in your region
 
Following the discussion there will be a moderated Q&A that incorporates attendee questions and comments. All are welcome.

Tuesday Mar 28, 2017 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC executive members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly briefings to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Briefings occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. 

Topic and speakers for the March 2017 briefing will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Wednesday Apr 19, 2017 01:00 pm EDT

Webinar information coming soon!

Saturday Apr 22, 2017 08:00 am EDT

This second Starfield Summit will bring together a diverse and dynamic group of people with interest in decreasing health disparities and achieving health equity.

This summit will afford attendees the opportunity to collaborate in paving paths towards health equity and social accountability.  The work of the summit will act as a catalyst for action and create coordinated networks that tap into the strength of existing partnerships and create new coalitions and collaborations.

Thought leaders in health inequities, primary care clinicians and their organizations, public health experts, educators, researchers, trainees, advocates, policy experts, social service organizations, patients, and community members will come together to create a blueprint for the role of academic organizations, health professions schools, family medicine, and primary care in eliminating health disparities.

Attendees will share knowledge, learn and collaborate in the development of practical and transformative strategies to decrease disparities in health. Those interested in health equity research, practice transformation, and education will gain valuable insights into best practices and will have the opportunity to network with like minds for information exchange and collaboration. 

The collective wisdom and passion of participants will be harnessed through facilitated strategic discussions to develop a social accountability framework to guide the future of family medicine in its commitment to the elimination of health inequities.

Tuesday Apr 25, 2017 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC executive members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly briefings to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Briefings occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. 

Topic and speakers for the April 2017 briefing will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Thursday Apr 27, 2017 08:00 am EDT

Health Datapalooza brings together a diverse audience of over 1,600 people from the public and private sectors to learn how health and health care can be improved by harnessing the power of data.

The conference brings data to life in ways that matter in health and health care. Each year, the meeting serves as a trusted gathering place for thought creators and innovators that build momentum toward a vibrant health information economy. This year's conference promises to bring new energy to an action-packed event featuring top speakers representing a variety of industries.

Thursday May 4, 2017 08:00 am EDT

Primary care is confronted with challenges from all sides. Primary care leaders and teams must navigate financial constriction, low workplace morale, restrictive payment models, rising health care costs, increasingly aging populations, the integration of behavioral health, and patient satisfaction. In 2017, new payment policies will also present new challenges and opportunities for today’s primary care teams. Through this case-based, executive education program, participants will learn how to successfully prepare for changes in payment and navigate challenges with ease. Using Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care Case Series, participants will learn from exemplary practices from around the world. The program will pair case-based discussion sessions led by Harvard faculty with opportunities to learn directly from these exemplar primary care practices/systems that have shifted to delivery models which include interdisciplinary strategies, team-based approaches, leadership involvement to implement systems-level change, and stronger links between public health, communities, and health systems.

Tuesday May 23, 2017 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC executive members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly briefings to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Briefings occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. 

Topic and speakers for the May 2017 briefing will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Wednesday May 24, 2017 01:00 pm EDT

Webinar information coming soon!

Monday Jun 5, 2017 06:00 pm EDT

The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) is holding its Annual Spring Gala on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 6:00pm – 9:30pm at Pier Sixty - Chelsea Piers. This year’s theme is “Catalyzing Excellence in Primary Care” – a message that reflects PCDC’s goal of ensuring access to high-quality care for every person in every community. Join PCDC to support an important cause, network with our honorees, and have fun!

2017 PCDC Gala Honorees:
L. Reuven Pasternak, MD
CEO, Stony Brook University Hospital

Patricia R. Fernandez, MPA
President/CEO, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center

Harvey C. Sigelbaum, JD
Senior Advisor, The Riverside Company
First-Ever PCDC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Wednesday Jun 21, 2017 01:00 pm EDT

Webinar information coming soon!

Thursday Jun 22, 2017 08:00 am EDT

The theme of the 14th annual Conference is From Volume to Value in the New World Order: What Now?  With the new presidential administration vowing to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, many are anxious about the future of value-based healthcare. Regardless of the political jockeying, however, industry leaders agree that alternative payment models are the key to improving healthcare quality and controlling spiraling costs. And CAPG is working to ensure the move to value continues.

With that in mind, the Annual Conference 2017 is designed for all who are committed to staying the course. The new three-day format offers concentrated learning from industry experts, with both the high level politico-economic forecast for healthcare and practical knowledge to thrive in risk-based contracting and care delivery. 

Monday Jun 26, 2017 08:00 am EDT

  • A Hybrid Conference and Internet Event
  • The Leading Forum on the Role of Healthcare Payment Reforms with Special Focus on Bundled Payment Approaches
  • June 26 - 28, 2017
  • Onsite at Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA
  • Online In Your Own Office or Home live via the Internet with 24/7 Access for Six Months

Tuesday Jun 27, 2017 08:00 am EDT

Join the national conversation. Take this opportunity to:

  • Learn from thought-leaders in the fields of prevention, primary care, and behavioral health care.
  • Share your field experiences, insights, and expertise with colleagues who will benefit from your input.
  • Develop a Plan-of-Action post conference to revolutionize the delivery of healthcare in your community today and tomorrow.
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