Upcoming Events

Wednesday Apr 1, 2015 01:00 pm EDT

With the March 20th release of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and Meaningful Use Stage 3 by  the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and accompany 2015 Certification Standards by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the Health IT Community is eager to learn more about the specific details of each NPRM.  Today, we know that the CMS proposed rule focuses on specifying the meaningful use criteria for Stage 3 and supports the broader efforts to increase simplicity and flexibility in the program while driving interoperability and a focus on patient outcomes in the meaningful use program.  We also know ONC’s NPRMestablishes the 2015 Edition health IT certification criteria, the base EHR definition, and health IT certification program modifications.  Join us as HIMSS Subject Matter Experts provide details to ensure health IT professionals across the industry understand the intent and impact of the government's actions.

Learning Objectives:

1) Discuss how the CMS NPRM focuses on specifying the meaningful use criteria for Stage 3 and supports the broader efforts to increase simplicity and flexibility in the program while driving interoperability and a focus on patient   outcomes in the meaningful use program;

2) Identify ways that the proposed rule for the 2015 Edition, Health Information Technology Certification Criteria  align with the path toward interoperability identified in ONC’s draft Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap; builds on past  editions of adopted health IT certification criteria, and includes new and updated IT functionality and provisions;

3) Receive guidance on your most pressing questions.

Session 2:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
"2015 Edition, Health Information Technology Certification Criteria: An Executive Overview of the Proposed Rule"

Thursday Apr 2, 2015 12:00 pm EDT

Join Dr. Daniel Green, Medical Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for a webinar on Thursday, April 2nd. The webinar, “Maximize your Efforts,” is designed to answer your questions about GPRO, PQRS and the value-based payment modifier. Specifically, Dr. Green will answer: 

• Who can elect to report as a GPRO? 
• What is the value-based payment modifier (VBM)? 
• How is VBM calculated? 
• How can PQRS and VBM reporting drive improvements in the cost and quality of care? 

Following his presentation, Dr. Green will take questions from the audience. 

This presentation is hosted by Wellcentive.

Monday Apr 6, 2015 08:00 pm EDT

The current fee-for-service model of primary care delivery in the United States is outdated and wreaking havoc on the foundation of our healthcare system. This model will be phased out over the next decade in favor of value-based reimbursement (among other changes). Residency programs, however, are often based on the old model of care and, consequently, are not prepared to train residents for the future models of care. In order to address this deficiency, residency-training collaboratives have been popping up around the country. These collaboratives have unique goals and objectives, but are generally sharing best practices, collecting data and outcomes on new training models, coordinating learning sessions, and supporting each other through the development of new curricula for primary care residents. 

Our April 2015 webinar features members from different regional collaboratives across the country who’ve teamed up to create a “Collaborative of the Collaboratives”. This national collaborative has focused on integrating principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) into residency training programs. Our discussion will center on the importance of practice transformation in residency training and their takeaways from using collaboration to make large-scale change in primary care training. The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) has been helping to organize and facilitate the Collaborative of the Collaboratives.

Tuesday Apr 7, 2015 11:00 am EDT

Although quality improvement (QI) initiatives have helped to improve health care outcomes and safety in recent years, many faculty members feel ill-equipped to teach improvement skills to learners.

In this webinar, Dr. Linda Headrick and Dr. Les Hall will summarize a decade of experience in teaching QI to interprofessional health professions learners at the University of Missouri (Columbia, Mo).

They will highlight faculty development strategies that accompanied a gradually enlarging portfolio of QI learning opportunities for health professions students, leading to an expanded pool of faculty members engaged in this arena.

The session will conclude with a brief description of two national initiatives, supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Association of American Medical Colleges, that seek to escalate the number of faculty leading education programs in quality improvement and patient safety.

Objectives:

Identify strategies to engage faculty members in the practice and teaching of quality improvement.
Articulate successful educational strategies to engage learners from multiple health professions in quality improvement initiatives.
Recognize how faculty members can use quality improvement as a means to simultaneously improve educational programs, improve systems of care and teach interprofessional teamwork.

Wednesday Apr 8, 2015 01:00 pm EDT

With the March 20th release of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and Meaningful Use Stage 3 by  the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and accompany 2015 Certification Standards by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the Health IT Community is eager to learn more about the specific details of each NPRM.  Today, we know that the CMS proposed rule focuses on specifying the meaningful use criteria for Stage 3 and supports the broader efforts to increase simplicity and flexibility in the program while driving interoperability and a focus on patient outcomes in the meaningful use program.  We also know ONC’s NPRMestablishes the 2015 Edition health IT certification criteria, the base EHR definition, and health IT certification program modifications.  Join us as HIMSS Subject Matter Experts provide details to ensure health IT professionals across the industry understand the intent and impact of the government's actions.

Learning Objectives:

1) Discuss how the CMS NPRM focuses on specifying the meaningful use criteria for Stage 3 and supports the broader efforts to increase simplicity and flexibility in the program while driving interoperability and a focus on patient   outcomes in the meaningful use program;

2) Identify ways that the proposed rule for the 2015 Edition, Health Information Technology Certification Criteria  align with the path toward interoperability identified in ONC’s draft Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap; builds on past  editions of adopted health IT certification criteria, and includes new and updated IT functionality and provisions;

3) Receive guidance on your most pressing questions.

Session 3:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
"Meaningful Use Stage 3 Patient Engagement: An Executive Overview of the Proposed Rule"

Monday Apr 20, 2015 12:00 pm EDT

The Medical Team Summit at the 2015 National Council Conference, in Orlando, April 20-22, 2015, is a special event uniquely designed for psychiatrists, primary care providers, psychiatric nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, registered nurses and others providing medical care in community mental health settings.

Previously known as Three-Days For Docs, this year’s event features topics such as models for addressing physical health care, strategies for addressing population health and high utilizers, nurse-physician partnerships, collaborating with primary care providers, bidirectional integration, common medical conditions, using new technology, treating tobacco and other addictions and much more.

Confirmed speakers include…

  • Henry Chung, MD, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Ben Druss, MD, Emory University
  • Mary Ann Nihart, American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Joe Parks, MD, Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • Lori Raney, MD, Medical Director of Axis Health System
  • Phil Wang, MD, National Institute of Mental Health

Expect brief, engaging lectures followed by small group discussion, as well as the ability to drive topics of particular interest to you. You can register for all three days for $500*, or just one for $200*.

Thursday Apr 23, 2015 12:00 pm EDT

Everything You Know About Gamification is Wrong. Gamification is NOT about points and badges and leaderboards. Putting points and badges on top of systems that were not designed to be game-like is like welding wheels on a bicycle. It looks from a distance like it will work, but the results are guaranteed to disappoint. 

Ayogo CEO Michael Fergusson will join the PCPCC on April 23 at noon EST to walk you through the fundamentals of game psychology, so you can utilize these crucial building blocks in your own patient engagement projects. Ayogo is a recognized global leader in the application of game psychology and social patterning effects to the design healthcare applications. Their Empower framework has improved health and financial outcomes for healthcare organizations around the world. 

This event is free but advanced registration is required

Thursday Apr 23, 2015 05:30 pm EDT

Behavioral health issues such as addiction, anxiety and depression are often thought of as secondary health issues. But to positively impact health outcomes, it is important to deliver comprehensive integrated care that addresses a person’s physical and behavioral health care needs.

To help support professionals in providing integrated care services, we are delivering a series of office-based training sessions. Offerings are targeted for primary care physicians (PCPs), skilled nursing facilities/assisted living facilities and behavioral health professionals.

Participants will learn to:

• Complete a comprehensive pain assessment and develop a multi-modal approach (pharmacological and nonpharmacological) to pain management with a focus on functional improvement. This will include regularly scheduled reassessments in order to update the treatment plan.

 • Perform a comprehensive assessment of current and past substance use disorder.

• Safely prescribe and carefully monitor prescriptions in an at risk population including regular consultation with the CSPMP.

• Become familiar with the Pharmacy Restriction Program operated by the health plan.

• Direct care by involving specialty consultations/treatments.

• Become more comfortable with managing the chronic pain of individuals with co-morbid substance use disorders.

Sunday Apr 26, 2015 12:00 pm EDT

Announcement and Program Outline

Organizing Committee: James Appleyard (President, International College of Person Centered Medicine), Juan E. Mezzich (Secretary General, International College of Person Centered Medicine), Ted Epperly (Program Director for the 8th Geneva Conference on Person-Centered Medicine), Michel Botbol (World Psychiatric Association Psychoanalysis in Psychiatry Section), Tesfamicael Ghebrehiwet (Former Officer, International Council of Nurses), Jo Groves (Former Executive Director, International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations), Ihsan Salloum (World Psychiatric Association Classification Section), Sandra Van Dulmen (European Association for Communication in Healthcare), Nuria Toro Polanco (WHO), E. Kelley (WHO), and Hernan Montenegro (WHO).

Conference Participants will be clinicians and scholars in medicine and other health fields as well as other interested individuals. ICPCM Continuing Professional Development (CME) Certificates will be e-mailed upon request to all registered participants. The registration fee is 400 Euros for persons residing in World Bank Group A (High Income Countries) and 250 Euros for persons in other countries. Documented full time students and official representatives of patient and family organizations will pay discounted half rates.

Presentation Formats will include Lectures, Symposia, Interactive Workshops, Brief Oral Presentations and Poster Presentations. Abstracts are due February 28, 2015. Each submission should include a title, authors with location and e-mail address, and an abstract text of up to 200 words and two references.

Conference Secretariat: For further information as well as Registration and Abstract Forms, please visit www.personcenteredmedicine.org and write to the ICPCM Secretariat at Int'l Center for Mental Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Fifth Ave & 100 St, Box 1093, New York NY 10029, USA. E: [email protected].


Tuesday May 12, 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.

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.

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.

Thursday May 14, 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 Jun 11, 2015 01:00 pm EDT

We are in a historic period of healthcare reform that requires increased coordination, integration, and accountability among all healthcare sectors. The 2015 CAPG Healthcare Conference is designed to help you thrive in this new and challenging world.

CAPG's Annual Conference is renowned for featuring leading healthcare experts, policymakers, and executives. This year’s lineup includes opening speaker Leonard D. Schaeffer, founding Chairman and CEO of WellPoint, the largest U.S. health plan by membership. You’ll also gain insights from Dr. Brent James, Chief Quality Officer at Intermountain Healthcare; Alan Weil, Editor in Chief of Health Affairs; and Dr. Daniel Kraft, noted healthcare innovator and technologist.

Complementing the high-level plenary sessions, a wide range of breakout sessions will offer practical, nuts-and-bolts knowledge to complete your intelligence gathering and fully equip you for the next era of healthcare.

This year the PCPCC is partnering with CAPG to co-host an exciting new Preconference Session, Primary Care Innovation and the Patient-Centered Medical Home. This session will include two panels focused on strategies organizations can use to improve population health and strengthen patient and community partnerships. Learn more about the session here.

At CAPG's 2015 Conference, you’ll have four days to rub shoulders with nationally recognized experts, learn about valuable products and services at our Exhibit Fair and Strolling Dinner, and meet new colleagues from across the U.S.

CAPG's social events offer recreation and relaxation to round out the conference experience. Whether your game is golf, bowling, yoga—or tearing up the floor at our Dinner Dance Extravaganza— you can recharge your batteries, meet up with friends old and new, and have a great time.

Thursday Jun 18, 2015 02:59 pm EDT

Join your colleagues in San Antonio for the third annual Texas Primary Care and Health Home Summit June 18-19, 2015!

This year, we are expanding the Summit to appeal to practices that are interested in learning about new models of primary care but that may not be quite ready to make the transition to becoming a health/medical home.  In addition, this year’s Summit will include sessions on successful models in pediatric health homes as well as best practices in transitions of care.  We will once again offer a number of pre-summit sessions on Thursday morning for those that want to explore topics in greater depth. 

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.

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. 

 

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. 

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