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Wednesday Jun 26, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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In partnership with:

North Carolina Office of Rural Health

North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics


The North Carolina Community Health Center Association cordially invites you to Asheville, NC for the 2019 North Carolina Primary Care Conference.

Come join other safety-net professionals dedicated to providing quality health care services to the medically underserved and uninsured of North Carolina!

Thursday Jun 27, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 09:00 am EDT to Friday, June 28, 2019 - 01:00 pm EDT
Event Type(s): 
Advisory panel meeting
Members of the public are invited to tune in for this meeting via webinar. Registration is required.
The panel will meet on:
Thursday, June 27, 2019; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ET (Register)
Friday, June 28, 2019; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm ET (Register)
Learn more about this panel’s members here.

Thursday Jun 27, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
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CMS will hold a webinar on the Primary Care First payment structures on Thursday, June 27th at 12pm EDT. Register HERE. This event is the first webinar in a two-part series on Primary Care First model payments. This event will discuss the process for calculating Primary Care First model payments, which will include information about beneficiary attribution and model participation overlap.

Thursday Jun 27, 2019 04:00 pm EDT
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Many organizations are responding to external pressures to transform the delivery of care and increase its value proposition. Quality improvement is ramping up. How can you ensure changes are an improvement from the patient perspective?  This webinar shares a framework that is useful to organizations exploring ways to engage patient and family advisors as quality improvement partners. Examples of successful collaborations in the ambulatory setting and key steps to ensure success will be highlighted including the positive results achieved. 

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ways patient and family can participate in quality improvement efforts in an ambulatory setting
  • Explore common challenges experienced with new partnerships
  • Describe best practice strategies to support meaningful and successful QI collaborations  
  • Explore benefits and positive outcomes gained by both advisors and the practices

Friday Jun 28, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Deliver exceptional care. On your terms.
Join us at the 2019 DPC Summit to learn the ins and outs of practicing DPC to lower health care costs, and join hundreds of peers and experts to share knowledge and resources.

Monday Jul 1, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
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The State of New Jersey is saving $1.5 billion on prescription drug costs for its unionized employees over the next three years and health costs for members of Nebraska’s food workers union are down 5 to 15 percent. In our webinar next week, you’ll hear how these savings were achieved and what we can learn about controlling health care costs and increasing access to good care from efforts led by unions and their employer partners.
Find out what lessons these efforts hold for other employers, health plans, and providers. The webinar follows our recent issue of Transforming Care on this topic.
When: Monday, July 1, 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Mark Blum, executive director of America’s Agenda, an alliance of labor unions, businesses, health care providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies, will describe the landscape of union–employer health care partnerships and explain how New Jersey’s public unions worked with the state to lower pharmaceutical costs by $1.5 billion. 
Kathy Silver, president of the Culinary Health Fund, a Taft-Hartley plan for union members working in Las Vegas casinos, will describe how the fund set up advanced-access primary care clinics and urgent care centers for members. The Fund has also been able to negotiate capitated payments for its primary care clinicians and specialists. 
Ken Stuart, former administrative manager of the health trust for the San Diego chapter of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, will explain how the trust created narrow networks to steer members toward high-value providers and what tools it offers to help members choose evidence-based treatments.  

Monday Jul 8, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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10th Annual Essentials in Primary Care Summer Conference is organized by Continuing Education Company, Inc. (CEC) and will be held from Jul 08 - 12, 2019 at The Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, Florida, United States of America.

The target audience for this medical event is family medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners from all over the nation.

Earn a total of 35 credits with our Special CME Offer! Attend the 10th Annual Essentials in Primary Care Summer Conference (20 CME Credits) and you will receive a FREE online 15 credit CME course from CME365.

Program Objectives:
As a result of this conference, participants will be able to:
• Assess and provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and optimal care for a broad range of disorders seen in primary care.
• Utilize current guidelines in the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered therapeutic issues.
• Formulate comprehensive evidence-based interventions and treatment strategies that will lead to the reduction of modifiable risk factors and improved long-term outcomes.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Thursday Jul 11, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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18th Annual Primary Care Focus Symposium 2019 is organized by Baptist Health South Florida and will be held from Jul 11 - 14, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, Florida, United States of America


The primary care practitioner has the special and important responsibility to diagnose and manage patients with every category of ailment, injury and disease. This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies. Expert faculty will explain recent advances in diagnosis, management and treatment and address compelling issues as they relate to managing cholesterol, adolescent medicine, common sports injuries, evaluation of abnormal menstrual bleeding and other women’s health concerns, atrial fibrillation, collagen vascular diseases, common eye problems, physician well-being, nutrition and fatty liver disease.

Who Should Attend:
• Family Physicians 
• Physician Assistants
• Nurses 
• Pharmacists    
• General Internists   
• Nurse Practitioners
• Dietitians
• Respiratory Therapists
• Psychologists
• Other interested healthcare practitioners.   

Accreditation & Credits
Baptist Health South Florida designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Osteopathic Medicine, Psychology and Physician Assistants
This activity has been approved for 13 credit hours by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Psychology and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants.
5.0 credits on Friday
4.0 credits on Saturday
1.0 credit for Saturday afternoon
3.0 credits on Sunday

Approved on a session-by-session basis for a total of 13 contact hours by the Florida State Board of Nursing
5 credits for the Friday session
4 credits for the Saturday session 
1.0 credit for Saturday afternoon
3 credits for the Sunday session

This activity has been approved on a session-by-session basis for a total of 13 contact hours by the Florida State Board of Pharmacy
5 credits for the Friday session
4 credits for the Saturday session 
1.0 credit for Saturday afternoon
3 credits for the Sunday session

Respiratory Therapy
This activity has been approved for a total of 13 contact hours for respiratory therapy personnel in the category of Personal Growth by the State of Florida
5 credits for the Friday session
4 credits for the Saturday session 
1.0 credit for Saturday afternoon
3 credits for the Sunday session

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 13 CPEUs.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 12.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.


Thursday Jul 11, 2019 03:00 pm EDT
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CMS will hold a webinar on the Serious Illness Population on Thursday, July 11th at 3pm EDT. Register HERE. This event will cover how the Seriously Ill Population is defined as well as information on eligibility requirements, quality measures, and payment.

Monday Jul 15, 2019 11:00 am EDT
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Refugee Health: An Introduction for Primary Care is organized by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine and will be held on Jul 15, 2019 at Oregon Medical Association (OMA), Portland, Oregon, United States of America.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Tuesday Jul 16, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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"Driving Post-Reform Innovation and Collaboration to Achieve quality, Cost-Effective Care"
Government Health Care Congress assembles health plans, providers, states, and community organizations to develop strategies that promote growth, value, and quality care in government-sponsored health care programs. Despite future uncertainty in the structure and regulatory oversight of many aspects of Medicare and Medicaid, dozens of thought leaders and more than 150 executives will convene in Washington, DC in July to share strategies that will impact the future landscape of care. With three tracks that address the scope of government programs, attendees can customize their experience while also benefiting from the synergies and integration within government health care programs.

Wednesday Jul 17, 2019 09:30 am EDT
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The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative formally invites you to the 2019 Evidence Report Release Briefing - Investing in Primary Care: A State-Level Analysis, made possible with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Hockney/O’Keefe Conference Rooms
The Homer Building
601 13th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

Panelist include:
Panel One: Implications for State Leaders

  • Chris Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund (Moderator)
  • Frederick Isasi, Executive Director, Families USA
  • David Keller, Chair, Legislative/Policy Committee Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Claire Neely, MD, FAAP, President and CEO, Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Panel Two: Implications for Payers

  • Mark Miller, Executive Vice President of Health Care, Arnold Ventures (Moderator)
  • Melinda Abrams, Vice President and Director, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Tich Changamire, MD, PhD, MBA, Medical Director, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Humana
  • Pauline Lapin, Director of Seamless Care, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Awaiting Clearance)
  • Brian Marcotte, President and CEO, National Business Group on Health

With a welcome and presentations from:

  • Jill Hummel, Chair of the PCPCC Board and President and General Manager, Anthem BCBS of Connecticut
  • Yalda Jabbarpour, MD, Medical Director, Robert Graham Center
  • Ann Greiner, President and CEO, PCPCC

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to [email protected].

Sunday Jul 21, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Who should attend?
All patients, survivors, caregivers and loved ones, healthcare professionals and advocates committed to fighting lung cancer will benefit from bonding as a community to ignite change in our national health policy agenda. By attending the National Advocacy Summit, you’ll be joining like-minded people from across the United States who are ready to represent the collective voice of the lung cancer community on Capitol Hill.

What to Expect
At the Summit, you will connect with other individuals impacted by lung cancer and participate in two days of sharing, learning and personal storytelling. Expect an empowering experience where you will gain:

Knowledge—leading scientists and experts will speak about the latest research and treatment advancements and the critical role that collective advocacy plays in moving the needle.
Training/Experience—expert-led advocacy training, mock meetings and lots of practice on how to communicate your personal story. Meetings with your state senators and representatives are pre-scheduled so you can focus on making an impact.
Community Connections—by connecting and working with others in the lung cancer community you’ll be inspired, motivated and hopeful.
Together we will speak with one voice to our elected officials. You are the change for lung cancer.

Monday Jul 22, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Summit on Patient Support Services and HUB Design is designed to bring multiple stakeholders together, from specialty pharmacies, government officials, advocacy and foundational groups, Hub providers, and more to examine HUB Design in an evolving healthcare landscape. Attendees will walk away with strategies to ensure HUBs are providing ROI for both the patient and the manufacturer.

Tuesday Jul 23, 2019 12:00 pm EDT
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Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 01:30 pm EDT
Event Type(s): 
Board of Governors meeting
All PCORI Board meetings are open to the public. This meeting will be held via teleconference/webinar with no public comment period.
*More information and a registration link will be posted closer to the date of the meeting.

Tuesday Jul 23, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
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Member suggestions for discussion topics are welcome.  Please contact Chris Adamec, Director of Policy for PCPCC with ideas or any questions at [email protected] or 202-640-1212.

Wednesday Jul 24, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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The American Academy of Family Physicians is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing 131,400 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.

The vision of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is to transform health care to achieve optimal health for everyone.
The mission of the AAFP is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity.

Saturday Jul 27, 2019 07:00 am EDT
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41st Annual Pediatric Primary Care Conference is organized by VCU Health and will be held from Jul 27 - 29, 2019 at Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States of America.

The target audience for this medical event is Family Practice, General Practice, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Pediatrics, Physician Assistant, Social Work.

• Identify evidence-based approaches to address the management of a variety of strategies for treatment of pediatric disorders.
• Integrate research advances and clinical innovations with the delivery of pediatric patient-centered care.
• Apply the discussions on controversies that surround areas of treatment and diagnosis in pediatrics to the bedside/clinical discussions with patients and their guardians.
• Incorporate into practice new guidelines, protocols, and best practices for management of pediatric conditions.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Saturday Jul 27, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Much like Jaume Plensa’s Alchemist, commissioned in honor of MIT’s 150th anniversary, marries numeric symbols with human effort as an homage to researchers and scientists, the INFORMS 2019 Healthcare Conference recognizes the many contributions of operations research and analytics professionals to the advancement of healthcare.

The 2019 conference, “Transforming Health with Data, Mind and Hand,” will explore how analytics, operations research and management science can transform medicine, healthcare policy and delivery, with particular emphasis placed on connecting the INFORMS community and healthcare professionals to impact practice.

Inspired by MIT’s motto, “Mens et Manus”—”mind and hand”— this collaborative effort proposed by MIT Sloan and Massachusetts General Hospital reflects our joint vision of using data analytics and research to impact medicine, healthcare policy, and delivery.

Monday Jul 29, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Take advantage of this unique opportunity to expand your reach! The Summit is attended by highly influential and experienced professionals. Sponsorship produces positive results and offers you strategic positioning as an industry leader!

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