November month in review: #PCPCC2015 conference recap, TCPI toolkit, new PCMH program results & infographic

Much to be Thankful For...
Tuesday, November 24
Dear Members and Friends,

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I cannot help but reflect upon our recent Annual Fall Conference and feel grateful for everyone who helped to make it a success! I want to give a special word of thanks to our patients and families who generously shared their stories with us. We heard honest stories of unbelievable courage, stories of fear, but more than anything, stories of thanks for health professionals who are willing to listen, care, and provide hope. Not one of us left the conference without feeling incredibly moved by the words of 12-year-old, Ayah – seeing the health care system through the experiences of her and her family. We appreciate all the patients and families who are willing to partner with us at the PCPCC as we work together to make improvements in health care for patients and professionals alike. 

I am also grateful for the exciting momentum behind advanced primary care, the patient-centered medical home, and health care transformation. Last week, we had an opportunity to respond to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information (RFI) on Alternative Payment Models and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Our comments underscore the critical need for increased investment in primary care, as well as strong support for the entire care team. We invite you to read our response letter, as well as letters submitted by some of our executive members, on our MACRA resource page

As we count our blessings, I want to thank YOU for your support of the PCPCC and for your commitment to helping advance an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. Warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving! 

With Gratitude,

Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
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Annual Fall Conference Recap

The PCPCC 2015 Annual Fall Conference held Nov. 11-13 in Washington, DC, drew nearly 400 of the top leaders in primary care from across the country. View photos of the dynamic three days by accessing the #PCPCC2015 photo albums on our Facebook pageConference attendees can also download presentation slides from the conference website. 

Share Your Feedback
If you attended the conference at any point, please tell us about your experience, including feedback about the content, speakers, and format. Your insight will help us tailor future PCPCC programs to your areas of greatest interest: 
Survey participants will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 Visa gift card

As our CEO Marci Nielsen mentioned in her closing remarks, we are grateful for your support, and we could not do the important work we do without you. If you are not already a PCPCC executive member, we hope you will consider joining us! 
Recently Released Papers and Reports

Maryland's Global Hospital Budgets — Preliminary Results from an All-Payer Model
New England Journal of Medicine | Nov. 2015

Assessing the Patient Care Implications of “Concierge” and Other Direct Patient Contracting Practices: A Policy Position Paper From the American College of Physicians
Annals of Internal Medicine | Nov. 2015

Experiences and Attitudes of Primary Care Practitioners After the ACA
JAMA | Nov. 2015

Upcoming Events
Nov. 24 - Dec. 31
2015 CMS Quality Conference
Dec. 1 | Baltimore, MD

"Building a Patient-Centered Health System" LAN Learnings December Webinar
Dec. 2 | Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network

2015 Conference on Practice Improvement
Dec. 3 - 6 | Intercontinental Hotel, Dallas, Texas 

IHI 27th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care
Dec. 6 - 9 | Orlando, FL

Introduction to PCMH: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home
Dec. 7 - 8 | NCQA Training | New York, NY

Value-Based Payer-Provider Partnerships: Three Case Studies
Dec.  8 | AIS Health Virtual Conference

Advanced PCMH: Mastering the Medical Home Transformation
Dec.  9 | NCQA Training | New York, NY

For additional events, click here.
TCPI Corner

Check out our new Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) Toolkit and resource page to access archived PCPCC learning events, information on our TCPI partners, and more! For additional resources, events, communications, and forum discussions with colleagues, sign up for the official TPCI portal at
New PCMH Program Results

Access the PCPCC Primary Care Innovations and PCMH Map for recently published outcomes for the following PCMH programs: 
New PCMH Infographic

The PCPCC, in partnership with its executive members and in collaboration with its Stakeholder Centers, recently developed an infographic to help educate patients, families, and consumers on the value of the PCMH model of care delivery. Access web and print versions of the infographic here
New PCPCC Executive Members! 
The Consortium for Older Adult Wellness, through training and consulting, connects health systems to community-based organizations in the areas of self-management and falls prevention, in alignment with healthcare transformation. 

The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care, a non-profit organization founded in 1992, takes pride in providing essential leadership to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care. By promoting collaborative, empowering relationships among patients, families, and health care professionals, IPFCC facilitates patient- and family-centered change in all settings where individuals and families receive care and support. It accomplishes its mission through education, consultation, and technical assistance; materials development and information dissemination; research; and strategic partnerships.

The Medi Awards works to recognize those who have served with purpose, care, compassion, and excellence while promoting the Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood. The Medi Awards is a way to recognize people who have dedicated their time and service to improving the care of others, regardless of the capacity in which they accomplish the task.
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