Transformation

Choosing Wisely Implementation across Georgia

As much as 30% of care delivered in the U.S. is duplicative, unnecessary, and has limited benefits to patients.

Why does this happen?
Because healthcare providers and patients are busy. It may seem challenging to take on a new initiative like the Choosing Wisely implementation, even when it can decrease the prevalence of medical overuse. However, it will ultimately save time, lower costs, and most importantly, provide patients with the best, most appropriate care.

Integrating Patient Family Engagement into Choosing Wisely Implementation

Life is about choices -- we make them all day, every day. Especially in healthcare.

On May 9th 2019, PCPCC in collaboration with ABIMF and IPFCC hosted a webinar about the importance of engaging patients and families in the Choosing Wisely program, and how this process can empower patients to make more informed decisions, improve outcomes and transform practices.

You’ll hear directly from patient engagement advisors on their experiences and walk away with practical strategies for getting started.

Objectives:

Primary Care Innovation in Medicare Advantage

On Monday, April 15th, 2019, PCPCC hosted a panel of experts who discussed patient-centered care delivery innovation in Medicare Advantage. They shared a variety of lessons learned from their work within the broader healthcare system. They touched upon topics including efforts to strengthen primary care delivery for high-need seniors, medication prescribing, senior loneliness, and steps needed to ensure that program implementation is consumer-centered and protects vulnerable populations. 

Talking with Caregivers about Overuse: A Guide for Clinicians

Throughout the years of the campaign, Choosing Wisely by ABIM Foundation has been working to improve the critical skill of asking and answering questions about whether a test or treatment is necessary for both patients and clinicians.

Exploring Peer Support in Ambulatory Care - Lessons from the Field

Exploring Peer Support in Ambulatory Care - Lessons from the Field

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

Webinar: Successful ACOs - A Strong Foundation of Primary Care?

This webinar brings together thought leaders to examine how and when Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) with a strong foundation of primary care spend less and achieve better results for patients. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about recent complementary research from Harvard Medical School and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative/Graham Center that leverages data from the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Aledade will provide an industry perspective on these findings, sharing their experience leveraging primary care tools in ACOs.  

Webinar Recording Available! Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health

Mental Health conditions including mental illness, and substance abuse have become a prevalent issue in this country affecting at least 18% of US adults. Most behavioral health services begin in primary care settings, however traditional reimbursement models are poorly supportive of models that integrate Primary Care and Mental Health, which hinders physician care.   Dr. Bruce Landon, and Dr. Russell Phillips from Harvard Medical School offered their approaches which included two Medicare Payment models entitled the Collaborative Care Model, and the Care Behaviorist Model. Also, Dr.

Webinar - Measuring Primary Care Investment: Overcoming Policy and Operational Issues

The panelists on this webinar are thought leaders in work to advance the measurement of primary care spending – at the state, federal and international level. 

Increasing our utilization of primary care will lead to lower costs, higher patient satisfaction, fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and lower mortality. Unfortunately, it is difficult to measure actual primary care spend, which makes it difficult to quantify primary care investment and clearly demonstrate these positive associated outcomes.

The panelists will describe recent work including: 

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