Month in Review: Fall-ing for Primary Care, Plus National Briefing Today!

Fall-ing For Primary Care
Thursday, September 25th
Dear Members and Friends, 

We're back! Now that August recess is officially over, all of us at the PCPCC are looking forward to a busy fall, including PCPCC's 2014 Annual Fall Conference, which is less than two months away. Early bird registration ends tomorrowRegister today!  

With Congress adjourned and campaigning until November, most health policy issues have been put on hold including two legislative priority areas for the PCPCC, Medicaid parity extension and Sustainable Growth Rate reform. We will be pushing for action on these issues beginning the week of Nov. 10.

While the city was quieter than usual during Congressional recess, I took the opportunity to hit the road to advocate for primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). I stopped in Boston to moderate Medstro's Primary Care Innovation Challenge, a competition for innovative primary care programs. It was inspiring to see so many applicants put patients first and emphasize the value of primary care. The PCPCC chose Judy Fleishman, PhD as our top pick for her program focusing on interdisciplinary frontline staff and patient partners to improve clinic processes and communications.  Congratulations to Dr. Fleishman and her team at Cambridge Health Alliance!

We’re also excited to unveil a new feature of our Primary Care Innovations and PCMH Map. The “Outcomes View” allows users to filter program evaluation data for advanced primary care programs by outcome and payer type, state, and date of publication. The new feature also includes growing lists of aggregated PCMH outcomes data published in peer-reviewed journals and industry reports. 

August and September included a number of events and reports supportive of investing in primary care – including IOM’s report on Graduate Medical Education and Milbank Memorial Fund’s report on transforming primary care. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) has been doing their part with their release of Building Better Health: Innovative Strategies from America’s Business Leaders - A Report from the CEO Council on Health and Innovation. Join our National Briefing today at 1:00 p.m. to hear the BPC discuss this new report.
National Briefing Information:
Bipartisan Policy Center Shares Strategies to Improve Health from CEO Council
September 25 | 1PM ET - 2PM ET
Register (for free!) here

Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
This Month in Medical Home News...
PCPCC in the News
2014 Primary Care Challenge Culminates in Hopeful Pitch-off and DiscussionMedTech Boston, 09/17/2014 
Are Primary Care Providers the Cool Kids Now? Dr. Marci Nielsen Thinks So, MedTech Boston, 09/11/2014

Newspapers & Press
Congress Mulls Primary Care Doc 'Re-entry' Plan Bill, Health Leaders Media, 09/24/2014
Unless Congress acts, patients may soon lose access to primary care, Medical Xpress, 09/23/2014
New Hartford Change AGEnts Network to Optimize Patient Centered Medical Homes for Older Patients and Their Families, The Gerontological Society of America, 09/23/2014

Patient-centered Medical Home: A Model of Care at Summit HealthMD News, 09/23/2014
Americans Still Battling Unexpected Medical Bills, Capital Wired, 09/21/2014
Medicare gives first glimpse of ACO quality performance, Modern Healthcare, 09/22/2014
From ‘My’ Patient to ‘Our’ Patient: How New Models Are Transforming Care in Central Pennsylvania, MD News, 09/22/2014

ACOs, other delivery reforms shift job roles at hospitalsModern Healthcare, 09/20/2014
Brown & Toland Physicians Helps Generate Savings, Improve Quality for Medicare’s Pioneer Accountable Care Program, Brown & Toland Physicians, 09/19/2014
Why I'm Becoming a Primary-Care Doctor, The Atlantic, 09/18/2014
Patient-centered care can improve costs and quality, industry panelists say at health summitConcord Monitor, 09/18/2014
Population Care Coordinators: A Key to Improved Care at Lower Cost?Managed Care, 09/17/2014
Montefiore Medical Center Reports Continued Success as a Pioneer ACO, Remains Committed to Program, Monetfiore Inspired Medicine, 09/16/2014
Primary Care Providers Crucial to Patient Portal Adoption, Health Data Management, 09/16/2014
New Affordable Care Act tools and payment models deliver $372 million in savings, improve care, HHS.Gov, 09/16/2014
Neonatal Medical Home 'Perfect Fit' After Intensive Care, Medcape, 09/16/2014* subscription required
Partnership promotes new model of health care, Greenville Online, 09/15/2014

HHS awards more than $295 million in Affordable Care Act funds to increase access to primary care at health centers,, 09/12/2014
Aetna expands ACO agreements in New York, HealthCare Finance News, 09/11/2014
Medicare Spending Is Slowing: $9 Billion Windfall for Taxpayers, The Motley Fool, 09/07/2014 
Use care coordination, mHealth to better serve vulnerable populations, FierceHealthIT, 09/05/2014
Advancing Innovation To Eliminate Health Disparities, Health Affairs Blog, 09/04/2014
Independence Blue Cross Study in Health Service Research Finds Fewer Emergency Room Visits for Chronically Ill Patients Treated in Patient-Centered Medical HomesGlobal Newswire, 09/03/2014
Obamacare transforms medical industry, The Blade, 08/31/2014
Oregon setting the trend for medical home movement, The Portland Tribune, 08/28/2014

Comprehensive Primary Health Care Offered Now to More Ohioans, Ohio Department of Health, 08/28/2014
A Team-Based Approach to Primary Care, UCSF, 08/26/2014
Six Burning Questions Healthcare Leaders Have About ACOs, Kaiser Permanente, 08/11/2014

Peer Review
Optimizing Health for Persons With Multiple Chronic ConditionsJAMA, 09/24/2014
Cost, Utilization, and Quality of Care: An Evaluation of Illinois’ Medicaid Primary Care Case Management Program, Annals of Family Medicine, 09/2014
Do Patient-Centered Medical Homes Reduce Emergency Department Visits?, Health Services Research, 08/12/2014
The medical home transformation in the Veterans Health Administration: an evaluation of early changes in primary care delivery,, 08/2014

Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates Of Preventable Hospital Admissions, Health Affairs, 08/2014

Industry, Gov't & Nonprofit
Building Better Health: Innovative Strategies from America’s Business Leaders - A Report from the CEO Council on Health and InnovationBipartisan Policy Center, 09/16/2014 
The Community Resilience Playbook, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & The Health Federation of Philadelphia, 09/2014
Affordability from the Patient’s Perspective, NQF, 09/2014

Complex Care Management: A Tool for Improving Quality and Lowering Costs, The Commonwealth Fund, 08/18/2014
Aligning Payers and Practices to Transform Primary Care: A Report from the Multi-State Collaborative, Milbank Memorial Fund, 08/2014
State Strategies for Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health Services in a Changing Medicaid Environment, The Commonwealth Fund, 08/2014
Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients: What Makes for a Successful Care Management Program?, The Commonwealth Fund, 08/2014
New Map Features
Our Primary Care Innovations and PCMH Map has a new feature! The "Outcomes View" allows users to find, filter, and sort program evaluation data for advanced primary care and medical home initiatives by outcome and payer type, program state, and publication date.

The new feature also includes growing lists of aggregated PCMH outcomes data published in peer-reviewed journals and industry reports.

Illinois Shows Positive Outcomes 
A recent study published in the Annals of Family Medicine analyzed enrollment data from two Illinois Medicaid programs from 2004 to 2010. The programs offered enhanced fee-for-service, capitation payments, performance incentives, and practice support. Results showed:
  • $237 million in savings from 2007 to 2010
  • Reductions in utilization, with decreases in avoidable hospitalizations, overnight hospital stays, and emergency department visits
  • Significant quality improvement for nearly all metrics
  • Most prevention measures more than doubled in frequency
See the full report here
Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow! #PCPCC14
Patient-Centered Primary Care: At the Heart of Value and Quality
November 12 - 14  |  Washington, DC
Grand Hyatt Washington
Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow -Register Today!

Join us for our 2014 Annual Fall Conference where you will have the opportunity to participate in dozens of panel discussions and workshops that will focus on the critical role that patient-centered primary care plays in achieving health care delivery system reform. Don't forget to join us at our Inaugural Awards Dinner to honor three champions of patient-centered primary care!
PCPCC on the Road
PCPCC President, Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, will keynote the 2014 Mid Atlantic Medical Neighborhood Forum at the National Harbor on October 3rd. If you're interested in attending, register here. Follow Paul @Paul_PCPCC to stay in touch!

In the month of October, PCPCC CEO Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH is speaking with the Ohio Health Counsel, Kansas University Medical Center, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, and the American Osteopathic Association Medical Conference and Exposition. Stay informed through Twitter @Marci_PCPCC.
In Case You Missed It:
PCPCC Webinar
Representatives from National Partnership for Women and Families joined our last National Briefing to provide an overview of their work with various patient-centered delivery models and how their organization is helping to build partnerships to improve health care outcomes. 

Access slides and the recording here.
New Behavioral Health Slides
PCPCC's Special Interest Group on Behavioral Health created two versatile slide decks that can be customized for presentations on the value of behavioral health integration into primary care and the PCMH. The slides also contain information on different models of behavioral health integration.   

Check out the presentations here and start using them today! 
Learn About the Medical Neighborhood
Don't miss the 2014 Mid Atlantic Medical Neighborhood Forum taking place at the National Harbor on October 3rd!

The Mid Atlantic Medical Neighborhood Forum is the second in a series of local and regional forums to advance collaboration among all health care transformation leaders and stakeholders. Audience members will get the chance to hear from national and regional leaders in the field. 

See the agenda here
Welcome New PCPCC Executive Members!

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Upcoming Events
September 26 - October 31
Advanced PCMH: Mastering the Medical Home Transformation
October 2 | NCQA 

2014 Mid Atlantic Medical Neighborhood Forum
October 3 | The Medi Awards

2014 CAPG Colloquium on Physician Groups in Medicare Advantage
October 6 - 8 | CAPG 

2015 Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program Applications Due
October 14 | HRSA

National Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health: Partnerships to Build a Future of Health
October 22 -24 | Global Health Care LLC

Integrated Care Training Academy
October 23 | Mercy Care Plan

Which Health Care Metrics Matter?
October 28 | Kaiser Permanente

Integrated Care Training Academy
October 30 | Mercy Care Plan

PCPCC Annual Fall Conference
Nov. 12-14 | PCPCC

For additional events, click here.

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