Spring 2018 - PCPCC Newsletter 

Spring 2018 PCPCC Newsletter

PCPCC is proud of the many accomplishments of our Executive Members and primary care champions! Every quarter we highlight their achievements in this newsletter. The next newsletter will go out June 30. If you have an exciting primary care innovation to feature in our newsletter, please let us know! 

Submissions will remain open until June 15, 2018. 

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PCPCC Announcements
  • PCPCC is excited to kick-off Conversation with the Experts on April 12, 2018, at 3:00pm EST. This members-only event will allow Executive Members to ask questions to webinar presenters in an intimate setting. Executive Members can register for this event by emailing [email protected].
  • Upcoming PCPCC SAN webinar: Building Partnerships with Patients in Adoption of Choosing Wisely Tools, Friday, April 20 at 12:00pm EST. Register here!
  • PCPCC's April webinar, Integrating Primary Care into the Community, will take place Monday, April 30 at 3:00pm EST. Register today!

Our SAN Website Has A New Look!
We invite you to visit our new and improved SAN website designed with you in mind! Easily access resources, webinars, tools, and other materials centered around patient, family, and community engagement (PFE).
TCPI: Year 3
The PCPCC SAN is gearing up for an impactful third year in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)!

In partnership with the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care (IPFCC), the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation (ABIMF), X4 Health and the Y, we are implementing Choosing Wisely concepts and materials into our PFE technical assistance and programming.

Contact Us!
Merilyn Francis, SAN Program Director- [email protected]
Jacinta Smith, SAN Program Manager- [email protected]
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Upcoming Conferences & Events

6th Annual Texas Primary Care & Health Home Summit 
April 5-6, 2018 | Austin, Texas | Texas Medical Home Initiative and Texas Health Institute
The 2018 Texas Primary Care and Health Home Summit will be the sixth annual statewide conference focused specifically on expanding access to high quality, person-centered primary care for individuals and families in Texas. This Summit will offer stakeholders the opportunity to learn about innovative primary care models including the health home. 

PCPCC Executive Member Event: Conversation with the Experts
April 12, 2018 | Online | PCPCC
This members-only event will allow Executive Members to ask questions to webinar presenters in an intimate setting. Executive Members can register for this event by emailing [email protected]

Insights for State Health Policymakers on Advancing Evidence-based Primary Care
April 12, 2018 | Online | NASHP
Basic, evidence-based approaches to prevention that improve health outcomes and control costs such as smoking cessation and controlling high blood pressure are not uniformly practiced in primary care. What tools, interventions, or policy levers are available to states to effectively close the gap between optimal and usual care in the primary care setting in order to save lives and better manage costs? This webinar will highlight insights from the EvidenceNOW initiative, featuring representatives from cooperatives in Virginia, North Carolina, and Oklahoma who will share their experiences, challenges, and key takeaways of interest to states.

Taking Responsibility for America's Health
April 19-21, 2018 | San Diego, CA | America's Physician Groups 
The America's Physician Groups Annual Conference 2018 is designed for all who are committed to value-based payment models, whether you've been in capitation 30 years or are entering your first bundled payment contract. You'll hear from renowned speakers about the current political and economic environment for healthcare, and gain practical information and tools to help you thrive in all payer arrangements: MIPS, APMs, commercial, and Medicaid.

Webinar: Patient and Family Involvement in Change of Shirt Report
April 21, 2018 | Online | IPFCC
Change of shift report is the time when responsibility and accountability for the care of a patient is transferred from one nurse to another. Bringing nurse change of shift report to the bedside is integral to enhancing patient safety. Yet, discussion of the patient with the patient and/or family present raises several challenges for nursing staff. 

NAACOs 2018 Conference 
April 25-27, 2018 | Baltimore, MD | NAACOs
ACOs are positioned at the intersection of value-based payments, population health, care coordination, innovation, transformation, and collaborations among Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payers. The NAACOS Spring 2018 Conference provides the road map for ACOs navigating this high-speed, healthcare freeway into the future.

Webinar: Demystifying Performance Measures
April 30, 2018 | Online | URAC
Join the Quality, Research and Measurement team at URAC for this 90-minute webinar that will demystify measures, and give you a solid understanding of what they are and why it’s important to measure. 

2018 Heath Datapalooza 
April 26-27, 2018 | Washington, DC | AcademyHealth
Health Datapalooza sits at the nexus of ideas, evidence, and execution. Where Federal policymakers and regulatory leads take their seats beside Silicon Valley startups and the health system’s chief information officers. More than a meeting, Health Datapalooza is a diverse community of big thinkers and roll-up-our-sleeves-and-get-it-done problem solvers who share a mission to liberate and use data to improve health and health care.

ACOG Annual Meeting
April 27-30, 2018 | Austin, Texas | ACOG
The ACOG 2018 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting’s theme is “Medical and Surgical Innovations In Health Care,” and everything about this year’s gathering in Austin, from the session topics to how those sessions are taught, embody the theme.

Integrating Primary Care in the Community
April 30, 2018 | Online | PCPCC

Pediatric Supergroup Conference
May 2-4, 2018 | Washington, DC | PCC
the meeting will extend discussions about important topics from last year – from legal and legislative issues to IT security – with additional content developed as the supergroup market has evolved.

Introduction to PCMH: Foundational Concepts of the Medical Home
May 8-9, 2018 | Marina Del Rey, CA | NCQA
This program is an in-depth guide to NCQA Recognition requirements and the process for achieving PCMH recognition. Recognized practices and clinicians have proved the relevance of the NCQA PCMH standards to the Triple Aim. The 2017 standards emphasize a practice wide commitment to sustaining the PCMH transformation, demonstrating patient care and population health management, care coordination and ongoing quality improvement.

Medical Director Leadership Institute 
May 10-12, 2018 | Waltham, MA | Center for Primary Care Harvard Medical School
This interactive course will give you practical leadership and management tools that are immediately relevant to your practice. You will learn from course directors who have stood in your shoes, faced the same challenges, and can provide first-hand guidance on strategies to succeed.  

Family Medicine Advocacy Summit 
May 21 - 22, 2018 |  AAFP  | Washington, DC
Join the fight for family medicine in Washington, DC, at the annual Family Medicine Advocacy Summit. Learn about the legislative issues facing family medicine and best practices for lobbying. The summit provides an opportunity to share your experience in family medicine– in your own voice– with your Representatives and Senators.

National PACE Association Summer Conference 
June 1-3, 2018 | Indianapolis, IN | PACE
The NPA Summer Conference features a Quality Symposium, Medical Director Essentials Course and Clinical Symposium.

Reports & Briefs
MUST READ - 2016 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report - HCCI’s annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Report analyzes health care spending and utilization from 2012 to 2016 for people up to age 65 with employer-sponsored health insurance. This report also shows a 6% drop in primary care utilization.
Alzheimer’s Association: 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures - 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures is a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. Background and context for interpretating the data are contained in the Overview. Additional sections address prevalence, mortality and morbidity, caregiving and use and costs of health care and services. 
Consolidation in California’s Health Care Market 2010-2016:  Impact on Prices and ACA Premiums - This report details the rapid consolidation of the hospital, physician, and insurance markets in California from 2010 to 2016. According to the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission’s Horizontal Merger Guidelines, 44 counties had highly concentrated hospital markets.
March 2018 Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy - The report includes MedPAC’s analyses of payment adequacy in fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare and reviews the status of Medicare Advantage (MA) and the prescription drug benefit, Part D. 
URAC: Leading the Way: Success Stories of Three Telehealth Innovators - This URAC Industry Insight Report profiles three innovators leading the way in the telehealth industry: Avizia, AbleTo and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. They’ve demonstrated the effectiveness of telehealth and provided glimpses of an exciting future.
National Impact Assessment of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Measures Report - The 2018 Impact Report demonstrates that CMS quality measures have likely contributed to improving quality and reducing expenditures while driving changes within the national health care system with respect to six CMS quality priorities. The report identifies gains in measure performance that translate into important patient impacts and potential health care costs avoided
Altarum Healthcare Value Hub: Non-Financial Provider Incentives: Looking Beyond Provider Payment Reform - This brief describes various types of non-financial provider incentives and evaluates their ability to deliver better value by increasing the use of high-value services, decreasing the use of low-value services and lowering excess prices.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation & Urban Institute: Insurers Remaining in Affordable Care Act Markets Prepare for Continued Uncertainty in 2018, 2019 - In this brief, we examine insurers’ participation and pricing decisions for the 2018 and 2019 plan years through structured interviews with 10 insurance companies participating in the individual market in 28 states and the District of Columbia.
Recent Blog Posts, Studies, and Articles
MUST READ - Disinvesting In Primary Care, Health Affairs

Ethical Challenges Unique to the Primary Care Behavioral Health (PCBH) Model, Springer, Link

How one US state saved $240 million in health care spending, Quartz

Better access to primary care may cut costs in long term, Modern Healthcare

What a Primary-Care Focused Advanced APM Would Look Like, Physicians Practice

The problem with lack of emphasis on primary care in healthcare, Medical Economics

Apple to launch primary care clinics for employees, CNBC reports, Healthcare Dive

Spotting Alzheimer’s Early Could Save America $7.9 Trillion, Bloomberg

Examining the Links Between Burnout and Trauma, Primary Care Progress

Uber and Lyft think they can solve one of medicine’s biggest problems, Washington Post

CareMore Health with Sachin Jain,  Review of Systems

Apple’s Pact with 13 Health Care Systems Might Actually Disrupt the Industry, Harvard Business Review
PCPCC Members in the News
New National Group Seeks to Promote Cross-Sector Solutions to Health, UPMC Health Plan

Number of Nurse Practitioners in US Hits Record High, AANP

PCDC Calls for Strengthening Primary Care Infrastructure in NYC Council Testimony, PCDC

Ethan Hawke Stars in The Y’s New Community-Focused Campaign, The Y

Coordinated Medicare Networks Nervous About Financial Risk, NAACOs 

Mayo Clinic boosts clinical trials with IBM Watson artificial intelligence, IBM

System-wide changes in health delivery is an urgent and necessary task, NCHC

Godfather of the Patient Centered Medical Home movement joins nonprofit HealthTeamWorks, HealthTeamWorks

BWHI CEO Urges Congress to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, Black Women's Health Imperative 

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