Month in Review: A Spooktacular Month in Review

A Spooktacular Month in Review
Thursday, October 30th
Dear Members and Friends, 

We are officially in #PCPCC2014 conference mode! The Annual Fall Conference is less than two weeks away - check out our exciting agenda. This year's conference is designed to offer practical "how to" support for practices, encourage local partnerships across communities to support patients and families, and provide an insider's view of public policy opportunities at the state and national level. For those of you who have not yet registered, time is running out! The last day to register online is Tuesday, November 4th.  
In addition to learning about what to expect post-election on critical issues like payment reform, we will be celebrating the contributions of three long time leaders who have been key to the medical home movement. At our Inaugural Awards Dinner, we will present the Barbara Starfield Award to Debra L. Ness for her long-standing commitment to person-centered care, the Primary Care Community Leadership Award to Ted Wymyslo for being a remarkable community leader working to implement patient-centered medical homes in his state and the Patient-Centered Medical Home Practice Award to the Southeast Texas Medical Associates for being an extraordinary practice that has gone the extra mile to make medical homes a reality for all of their patients and families. Please join us for our first Inaugural Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 12th.

Given the growing concern about sustainability payment to support PCMH and primary care innovations, we have asked Lisa Duksky-Watkins, MD, to share with us how states have led the charge on multi-payer collaborations. The Milbank Memorial Fund recently released a report that details the experiences of a voluntary group of state-based, multi-payer primary care transformation initiatives that are collaborations between payers, providers, employers and state officials. Please join the PCPCC today at 1 p.m. EST to hear Lisa Dulsky Watkins discuss her findings
National Briefing Information:
Transforming Primary Care Through Payment Reform
October 30 | 1 - 2 p.m. EST
Register (for free!) here

Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
This Month's Top 5 Must Reads
View additional PCMH-related news articles and peer-reviewed studies from October on our website at
#PCPCC2014 Keynote Speaker Spotlight 
Patient-Centered Primary Care:
At the Heart of Value and Quality

November 12 - 14  |  Washington, DC
Grand Hyatt Washington
Register Today!

Assistant Secretary Kathy Greenlee was appointed by President Obama as Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health a Human Services and confirmed by the Senate in June 2009 where she also serves in the dual role of Administrator of the Administration for Community Living. She joins us to deliver the Opening Keynote on Wednesday, November 12th where she will discuss the importance of providing functional support to help those with health needs live independently in a home of their choosing, and help seniors and people with disabilities fully participate in their communities.

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, is Senior Fellow and Director of Health Care Innovation and Value Initiative at the Brookings Institution. The former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Dr. McClellan's work focuses on promoting quality and value in patient centered health care. Dr. McClellan will discuss how the medical home has been vital to the success of the Accountable Care Organization during our Thursday morning Keynote.
Family Medicine Announces Health is Primary Campaign
This month, a coalition of organizations representing Family Medicine, including the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine, announced Family Medicine for America’s Health and launched a communications campaign aimed at promoting primary care.

The goal of the campaign is to create an America where Health Is Primary – where doctors and patients work together, where everyone has access to primary care, and where prevention and health are as important as treating disease. Check out their website and stay in touch @HealthIsPrimary.
In Case You Missed It:
PCPCC Learning Events
Protecting and Promoting Health: Staying Informed on Ebola
Since PCMHs serve as a critical front line for the public health and safety of patients and families in the communities in which they serve, it is important to stay up-to-date on the latest information on the Ebola outbreak. For the most accurate and timely information, go the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as your respective state and local public health departments.
Post-Election Insider Update
Interested in finding out how the midterm elections could affect primary care, PCMH, and payment reform? Majority and Minority Congressional committee staffers will join a panel discussion at the PCPCC Annual Fall Conference to talk about post-election opportunities and challenges for the health care industry.

Elizabeth Fowler, PhD, JD, Vice President of Global Health Policy at Johnson & Johnson, will moderate the panel discussion with staffers from the House Committee on Ways & Means, Senate Budget Committee and the Senate Committee on Finance.
Welcome New PCPCC Executive Member!

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Upcoming Events
November 1 - November 30
Moving Forward with Patient and Family-Centered Care
Nov. 3 - 6 | Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care

Diabetes Management: Success with Peer Support and Population Health
Nov. 4 | TransforMed

Successful Population Health Management Across the Continuum of Care

Nov. 6 | Modern Healthcare

PCPCC Annual Fall Conference
Nov. 12 - 14 | PCPCC

Introduction to PCMH: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home
Nov. 18 - 19 | NCQA

Coping with Stress and Depression Webinar
Nov. 20 | Families for Depression Awareness

For additional events, click here.
PCPCC on the Road
PCPCC President, Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, will speak at the PCPCC Annual Fall Conference taking place November 12 - 14 in Washington, D.C. He will also keynote the American Medical Group Association's 2014 Institute for Quality Leadership Annual Conference on Friday, November 14. We would like to give a big congratulations to Paul as he was recently named an Ambassador for Healthcare DENMARK. Follow Paul @Paul_PCPCC to stay in touch!

At the beginning of the month, PCPCC CEO Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH will keynote the Joint Idaho Primary Care Association & Idaho Medical Home Collaborative Wrap Up on November 7 and then join a panel discussion at the American Academy of Medical Colleges. After PCPCC's Annual Fall Conference taking place November 12 - 14, she will join the Pennsylvania Chronic Care initiative in Harrisburg on November 20, and then join the North American Primary Care Research Group in New York to discuss patient engagement. Follow Marci on Twitter @Marci_PCPCC.

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