Week in Review: Right care, right place, right time

January 24th: Right care, right place, right time
Dear Members and Friends:
You may have seen a new study released in JAMA, which found that smoother transitions in care effectively lowered readmission and hospitalization rates. This study is one of many that emphasize the power of care coordination in helping patients seek the right care, in the right place, and at the right time.

However, we recognize that 
building coordinated and integrated systems of care or 'medical neighborhoods' is no easy feat. As you all know, it requires intense practice transformation, new payment models, sophisticated data management, and the adoption of technologies to help patients and providers stay informed and connected.

As you continue on this journey, we look forward to keeping you connected with the resources, experts and educational opportunities you need to build medical neighborhoods. On Wednesday, Jan. 30th we'll host a webinar where employers and providers will share their own perspectives on accountable care; a
nd on Thursday, Jan. 31st our monthly national briefing will highlight the work of PCPCC Executive Committee members Wellpoint and Bon Secours Medical Group, an accountable care model in Richmond, VA that incorporates innovative payment strategies. Please join us!


Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer 

Get Involved!

Click below to learn more about the Center and topics that interest you, and join us in February for Open Forum Calls. Center leadership will talk more about their priorities and planned activities for the coming year, including publications, policy, communications, and events. 
Upcoming Activities

Employer & Purchaser Engagement Center: Webinar: Accountability in the Medical Neighborhood: Perspectives from Employers & Providers Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1-2:30 PM ET. Hosts will explore the relationship between employers, specialists and primary care physicians in an accountable, coordinated care environment (registration required).

Education & Training Task Force: Webinar: Lessons from the Field: Building a Health Professional Training Program for Medicine Departments and Community Health Centers Feb 14, 12PM ET (registration required). Dr. William Warning, Program Director at Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine will discuss the components of a collaborative primary care workforce training program, which brings together family medicine, internal medicine, and community health centers.

Call for Submissions: Innovative Residency & Health Professional Training Models We're looking for innovative residency and health professionals training models that promote collaborative, patient-centered primary care. Submissions will be used to build an online database, as well as develop a publication that informs policymakers and other stakeholders.

News & Resources
Featured Resource
The Kaiser Family Foundation released two reports: Getting into Gear for 2014: Briefing, Survey Examine 2013 Data From 50-State Survey of Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment Policies. The first report finds that most states are moving quickly to prepare for the implementation of a new streamlined Medicaid enrollment system and, at states' option, the expansion of Medicaid. The second report Faces of the Medicaid Expansion highlights the experiences of some previously uninsured people who obtained Medicaid coverage in states.

Save the Date! Upcoming PCPCC Meetings and Events

Webinar: Accountability in the Medical Neighborhood - Wed, Jan 30th. Registration required.

PCPCC National Monthly Call -Thursday, January 31st, 11AM ET. Discussion will feature Anthem Virginia and the Bon Secours Medical Group and their recent medical home initiative (no registration required).

Webinar: Lessons from the Field: Building a Health Professional Training Program for Medicine Departments & Community Health Centers - Thurs,, Feb. 14th 12PM ET. Registration required. 

The Fifth National Medical Home Summit - March 13 - 15th, Philadelphia, PA.  Register with code "PCPCC" for discounted rates; early bird discount expires Feb 8th.
2013 PCPCC Annual Fall Meeting - October 13 - 15th, Washington, DC. More than 600 attendees are expected to attend our fall meeting, featuring panels and workshops that focus on emerging issues in primary care and the medical home.
Medical Home Happenings
News from Around the Country
Association between quality improvement for care transitions in communities and rehospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries Journal of the American Medical Association, 1/23. New study demonstrates the effect of smooth transitions in care and the effect on hospitalization and readmission rates.

How physicians can get paid for care coordination American Medical News, 1/21. New billing codes may help some practices subsidize the financial investment of becoming a medical home.

New NCQA program identifies medical home experts Healthcare Informatics, 1/17. NCQA announces the launch of its medical home consulting certification program.

AAAHC Opens On-Site Medical Home Certification Program Becker's Hospital Review, 1/18. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care announces has opened its on-site medical home certification program to all organizations.

HHS awards $1.5 billion to support states building health insurance marketplaces HHS press release, 1/17. Secretary Sebelius announces funding for 11 states.

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