Upcoming Events

Tuesday Aug 30, 2016 12:00 pm EDT

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host two webinars in August that highlight how to participate successfully in the EHR Incentive Programs in 2016 based on the criteria outlined in the October 2015 final rule. This webinar will highlight requirements for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs). 

Wednesday Sep 7, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Behavioral health care providers are increasingly called upon to fill new roles on the primary care team. These roles often call for mastery of knowledge and skills related to a variety of complexhealth issues, including oral health. As an integral component of overall health, oral health can have a significant impact on a client’s emotional and physical well-being.

Sign up for this webinar to learn how behavioral health workers in integrated care settings can engage clients who may have oral health concerns. As part of the integrated care team in settings with and without oral health providers, behavioral health staff can educate clients regarding their oral health conditions, support proper oral hygiene, address dental care anxiety and build effective referral systems to get their clients oral health services.

This webinar will offer tips and resources to engage in a discussion of oral health concerns and will highlight elements of an effective oral health referral process

After this webinar, participants will:

  • Engage clients in effective conversations about their oral health
  • Identify when a client may have an oral health concern
  • List resources and strategies for effectively addressing oral health issues


Tuesday Sep 13, 2016 10:00 am EDT

CAPG hosts this briefing twice a year to provide an opportunty to review Medicare policy developments impacting the delivery system and physician payment.  The event is intended to build a greater understanding of major issues and identify areas of consensus, build collegiality, and identify opportunities to collaborate.

Friday Sep 16, 2016 02:00 pm EDT

Our health system is inefficient and expensive. High costs and uneven quality leads to poor value for the money we spend on healthcare. What can be done to rein in costs and increase the value? This webinar will provide a comprehensive introduction—or refresher—on healthcare costs and quality issues. What are the major drivers of healthcare costs? What interventions are available to address rising costs and increase quality? What can you do to take action and make an impact in your state? 

Join us to gain a better understanding of selected issues with respect to reducing costs and increasing quality and learn about the resources available—from the Healthcare Value Hub and elsewhere—to help you learn how to get involved in healthcare value issues. The webinar will feature plenty of time for questions and discussion among attendees.

Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

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

Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 08:00 am EDT

NAACOS conferences deliver valuable policy insights and operational strategies for ALL accountable care organizations. Our upcoming conference on September 29 and 30 will draw more than 550 ACO leaders from across the country and will feature presentations from noted ACO experts and CMS officials, as well as opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer learning. Half-day workshops on September 28 will focus on key challenges facing ACOs and will provide in-depth tutorials with tactical strategies to ensure your ACO’s success.  New for Fall 2016, plenaries and breakouts will be recorded and available to conference registrants for an additional fee of $100. 

NAACOS conferences are the only events organized exclusively by ACOs. NAACOS conferences have a solid record of convening the leaders of ACOs throughout the country. At previous conferences, more than 70 percent of our attendees have been ACO executives. We expect more than 550 executives to attend our fall conference, including:

  • Clinical leaders of ACOs
  • Administrators of ACOs
  • Partners in ACOs
  • Executives considering the ACO model
  • Public and Private Payers

Breakouts Address Top Challenges

The NAACOS conference also features 15 breakouts providing insight and actionable knowledge for tackling the most critical issues facing ACOs, including:

  • MACRA Implementation
  • Bundled Payment Models
  • Managing Post-Acute Care
  • Negotiating with Payers
  • CAHPS: Why It Matters and How to Improve Patient Experiences
  • Engaging Physicians in Practice Transformation
  • Selecting a Data Vendor
  • Quality Reporting
  • Identifying the Best Model for Your ACO
  • Integrating Mental Health Services in an ACO
  • Benchmarking Rule and Implications for ACOs
  • Understanding Compliance and Waivers
  • Working with Physicians
  • Negotiating with Payers


The NAACOS Fall Conference will feature 50 exhibitors with products and services specifically for the ACO community. NAACOS Partners are the only non-ACOs allowed to attend, exhibit and sponsor NAACOS conferences. Space will sell out so sign up today!

Register Early and Save $300

Register NOW at a discount of $300 per person.  NAACOS member ACOs receive additional discounts on conference registration fees.  If your ACO is not a member, join now and save!

NAACOS Call for Innovations: Share Your Story!

NAACOS has issued a Call for Innovations to gather case studies of successful solutions to ACO challenges. This year there will be two 90-minute panels, each featuring three-to-five innovations. Innovators selected for presentationreceive complimentary registration to the conference. Only ACOs may submit. The deadline to submit is July 20. The submission form and several examples can be found on the NAACOS website

NAACOS conferences are the only events organized exclusively by ACOs. Visit our website for more information on the agenda, conference registration, exhibit and sponsor opportunities, and hotel details.

Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 12:00 pm EDT

You are cordially invited to attend the CAPG Colloquium 2016!
Building Successful Value-Based Payment Models           

Are you moving from volume to value?

MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) is right around the corner. This game-changing initiative and others are effectively making value-based payment mandatory for physician organizations.

At our third annual Colloquium, you'll gain hands-on knowledge and tools to navigate the brave new world of MACRA, MIPS, and APMs. You'll hear from leading policymakers, executives, and physicians working on the frontiers of healthcare reform, and become better prepared for alternative payment arrangements with all payers: Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial.

Thursday Sep 29, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

Friday Oct 7, 2016 07:00 am EDT

PCMH Congress is the conference for medical neighbors working together to provide the highest level of coordinated care.

Now in its second year, the PCMH Congress is the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)’s official conference for leaders dedicated to redesigning the care delivery system and achieving the Triple Aim through the patient-centered medical home model of care.

Be sure to join us in 2016 for an expanded educational program focused on the Medical Neighborhood, with specialized tracks and even more opportunities to network with high-level executives throughout the care delivery system.

Saturday Oct 22, 2016 10:15 am EDT

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) invites you to join us for the 2016 National Conference & Exhibition October 22–25 (pre-conference sessions and events begin on Friday, October 21) in San Francisco. Experience over 350 educational sessions including practical hands-on learning and networking in addition to the largest pediatric technical exhibit of its kind.

Tuesday Oct 25, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

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

Thursday Oct 27, 2016 09:00 am EDT

Moving into Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and don't quite know how to do it? What do you need to know about taking on risk? Learn from experts in the field who have executed successful risk-based contracts and performed care coordination well. CAPG has been doing all this for decades and is now launching our new Educational Series 2016 in March. 

Register today for the second of two, one-day symposiums designed to teach the “how-to” elements about risk-based payment models and coordinated care. Attendees will walk away with salient pearls that can be operationalized at their organizational level. 

Thursday Oct 27, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

Sunday Oct 30, 2016 09:00 am EDT

Join over 1,000 of your peers, patients, caregivers, and healthcare’s world-class experts at the 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care! In its 24th year, the longest running conference on patient–centered care will be take place from October 30th – November 2nd at the Downtown Chicago Marriott.

Four Days of Personal and Professional Growth
Attending this year’s event will give you access to some of the best learning opportunities in the healthcare industry today.  Big ideas, practical takeaways, key strategies and inspiring thought leadership await you in Chicago!


Wednesday Nov 9, 2016 12:00 pm EST

Being an executive member (EM) of the PCPCC has its perks, and our annual gathering of executive members is just one of the many benefits! All current EMs are cordially invited to join us at this year's annual Executive Member Meeting where health care leaders from across the country and key representatives from federal health care agencies will discuss strategies and challenges in developing new models of care.

This exclusive meeting provides the perfect forum to update PCPCC executive members on current initiatives, provide a "sneak peek" at what's coming down the pike in advanced primary care, and offer special access to top government officials and policymakers.

This year, executive members will have the chance to hear from an impressive line-up of speakers, who will discuss the current federal priorities for advanced primary care and the PCMH, including discussions about MACRA and the shared principles of high-performing primary care. 

Wednesday Nov 9, 2016 06:00 pm EST

Dig out your party hat, and join us Nov 9th for an unforgettable 10th Anniversary Celebration & annual Barbara Starfield Awards Dinner. We will pop the corks and toast to all that we have accomplished together in the past decade. We will also honor the outstanding contributions of three distinguished leaders dedicated to promoting advanced primary care and the medical home.

Thursday Nov 10, 2016 08:00 am EST

We’re celebrating the PCPCC’s 10th Anniversary with a conference like never before on Nov. 10th! Come ready to learn, grow, and make memories! This year’s conference has a different style and format than previous years, condensed into one day but offering engaging and insightful sessions focused on the most important issues at hand.

Friday Nov 11, 2016 08:00 am EST

As health care evolves to become more patient-centered in both care delivery and payment, the PCPCC’s Support and Alignment Network (SAN) aims to assist patient, family, and clinician partners in their collaborative efforts towards quality improvement and practice transformation.

New to our conference this year, we are offering a special training for clinicians and their patient, family and/or community partners. This training provides the opportunity to learn alongside your patient partners, identifying “best practices” and strategies for quality improvement and care redesign. You will also learn the best ways to integrate patient- and family-centered care principles into care design throughout your organization, how to effectively perform in your respective roles, and more!

Wednesday Nov 16, 2016 07:00 am EST

For over 20 years, the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care has offered internationally acclaimed, in-depth seminars to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care by modeling effective partnerships in teaching and in the learning experience for seminar attendees. With the launch of clinical practice transformation efforts and healthcare delivery evolving to support patient-centered medical homes, this is a timely seminar you don't want to miss! 

What makes the IPFCC seminars so unique?
Faculty team or more than 15 experts in patient- and family- centered care- administrative leaders, nurses, physicians, staff, and patient and family leaders.
Faculty review of pre-seminar personal leanring goals.
Two and a half days of intensive training including over 45 sessions inc reating an effectivr Action Plan for change individualized for your organization.
Faculty-led, small group discussions each day and assistance in creating an effective Action Plan for change individualized for your organization.
Resources for use in strategic planning; presentations, orientation, and other educational programming; and evaluation

Why attend this training seminar?
To learn from nationally recognized leaders in patient- and family-centered care and gain knowledge, skills, and practical strategies for enhancing and sustaining partnerships with patients and families to improve the experience of care and enhance quality and safety.

Who should attend?
Health systems, hospitals, ambulatory and primary care practices, long-term care communities, and community organizations should send an interdisciplinary team of participants that includes:

  • Health Care Administrative Leaders and Board Members
  • Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Therapists, Pharmacists, Child Life Specialists, Chaplains, Security, and Other Staff
  • Long-Term Care Administrators and Staff
  • Patient and Family Advisors and Leaders
  • Quality, Safety, Human Resources and Patient Experience Personnel
  • Support and Ancillary Staff
  • Faculty and Students in Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, and Allied Health

Seminar Topics Include:

  • Leadership for Transformative Change
  • Creating and Sustaining Patient and Family Advisory Councils
  • Involving Patients and Families in Quality Improvement, Research, and Evaluation
  • Changing the View that Families are Visitors - Supporting Family Presence and Participation
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Primary Care, Medical Homes, and Ambulatory Practices
  • Supporting Staff and Dealing with Resistance to Change
  • Enhancing Support for Mental Health
  • Enhancing Cultural Competence
  • Utilizing Mobile, Virtual, and Social Networking Technologies to Enhance Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Register here!

Wednesday Nov 30, 2016 08:00 am EST

National MACRA MIPS/APM Summit Keynoted by CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt
  • A Hybrid Conference and Internet Event
  • The Leading Forum on MACRA, MIPS, APMs and Other Emerging Value-based Payment Arrangements
  • Co-located with the Population Health Colloquium Special Edition: Pop Health Policy & Strategy Under the New Administration
  • November 30 - December 2, 2016
  • Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
  • Online In Your Own Office or Home live via the Internet with 24/7 Access for Six Months
  • www.MACRASummit.com
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