Medical Home Week in Review: Special Feature - "Fiscal Cliff" Implications for Primary Care


Today's features and special guests...  This week's call will feature Shawn Martin, Vice President of Advocacy and Practice Management, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), who will lead a discussion of the "fiscal cliff's" implications for primary care and medical home. Click here for a recent Kaiser Health News article outlining the fiscal cliff's healthcare impact.

We will also be joined by PCPCC President, Paul Grundy, MD, MPH who will discuss PCPCC's position statement in response to the Annals of Internal Medicine's "The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Systematic Review."  

Dial-in for today's discussion Thursday, December 6th at 11:00 AM EST  by dialing (712) 432-0900 and entering access code 868853#.

To contribute announcements or resources, please e-mail Michelle Shaljian at [email protected].

Featured Announcements

PCPCC Issues Response to Annal's "PCMH: A Systematic Review" Article:  PCPCC offered this response to a recent review that concluded “current evidence is insufficient to determine [the medical home's] effects on clinical and most economic outcomes," noting more encouraging outcomes from recent and upcoming reports. 

Webinar: Innovations in Adolescent Health: On Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST join Peggy McManus, MHS, National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health; and Charles Wibbelsman, MD, Kaiser Permanente as they discuss specific models for providing adolescent health care in a medical home setting. Click here to register.

2013 Fifth National Medical Home Summit: PCPCC is co-sponsoring the Fifth National Medical Home Summit March 13-15, 2013 in Philadelphia with the Jefferson School of Population Health. Click here for updated agenda, sponsorship opportunities and more.

Medical Home Happenings
PCMH News from Around the Country 

How the 'fiscal cliff' affects health care: Six questions Kaiser Health News, 12/4. Kaiser outlines the fiscal cliff's impact on healthcare, including Medicare, Medicaid and physician payments.
Health plans gear up to sell directly to consumers Kaiser Health News, 12/3. Kaiser examines insurers' efforts to accommodate the pending influx of new customers in 2014 and their impact on redesigning health plan business models.

NACHC, American College of Physicians announce program to offer Medical Home Builder 2.0 News Medical, 11/29. The associations team up to offer federally qualified health centers (FQHCS) tools for building and sustaining medical home practices.

Mapping Tool: State Decision for Creating Health Insurance Exchanges in 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation, 11/29. Kaiser releases new mapping tool for state health insurance exchanges decisions; 18 currently signed up for state-based, while 17 default to federal exchanges.

How the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model is Improving Patient Experience at Rural Yuma District Hospital Becker's Hospital Review, 11/28. One hospital's success story shows how adopting a team-based model of care and is improving health for diabetes and hypertension patients.

Partner Announcements

Learning Opportunities & Resources

The Accreditor's Corner

Education, Training and Resources

Accreditation Education Opportunities

Career Opportunities

American Academy of Family Physicians: Senior Operations Manager, Policy Research
National Partnership for Women & Families: Senior Health IT Staff - Coalition Leadership/State Implementation
National Partnership for Women & Families: Senior Health IT Staff - National Policy

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