Recognizing & Incentivizing Behavioral Health Integration: What’s Next from Accreditors and Employers

Attendees heard from:
Moderator: Julie Schilz, BNS, MBA, Senior Director, Commercial Health Innovation, Mathematica
- Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, MACP, Executive Vice President, Quality Measurement and Research, NCQA
- Shawn Griffin, MD, President and CEO, URAC
- Michael Thompson, President and CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Behavioral Health and Primary Care During and After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic could lead to 75,000 additional deaths from alcohol and drug misuse and suicide, according to an analysis by Well Being Trust (WBT) and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care released in early May and titled Projected Deaths of Despair From COVID-19. This research underscores the fact that the pandemic has created enormous behavioral health (BH) concerns that primary care in tandem with BH can help address now and as the country emerges from the pandemic.

PCC Webinar: Primary Care’s Role in Responding to COVID-19

Moderator: Bev Johnson, President and CEO, Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care
  • Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, FIDSA | Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physicians 
  • Ian Tong, MD | Chief Medical Officer, Doctor On Demand 
  • April Joy Damian, PhD, MSc, CHPM, PMP | Associate Director, Weitzman Institute 
  • Michael Tuggy, MD | Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine

January Webinar: Strengthening Trust and Equity in Primary Care

This webinar focused on the concepts of 'trust' and 'equity' and how the two are closely linked in health care. Speakers discussed the importance of building trust in working to address and eliminate health disparities.
Attendees heard from:
          - Daniel Wolfson: Executive Vice President and COO of the ABIM Foundation, which launched an initiative called “Trust in Health Care” in 2018. 

Integrating Primary and Pharmacy Care: What Works for Patients?

Speakers discussed how to successfully manage and optimize patient medications in the context of primary care. Hear from three different speakers representing a range of perspectives on the topic of pharmacy and primary care including a provider (Maria S. Kobylinski, Geisinger Health), a pharmacy benefit manager (Heather Schultz, IngenioRx) and a policy thought leader (Shannon Brownlee, Lown Institute).

Innovations in Caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

New efforts have begun to transform healthcare to focus on patient-centered care. Such efforts will be facilitated by eliciting, operationalizing, and measuring the attainment of patient-identified goals of healthcare.
The PCPCC’s October webinar, Innovations in Caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias, where attendees will hear from three organizations and their efforts to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 

Patient Portals and Primary Care: What Use of a Portal Could Mean for Your Patients

On October 2, 2019, PCPCC hosted the webinar, "Patient Portals and Primary Care: What use of a portal could mean for your patients" in which Mary Reed, DrPH, research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research presented findings from some of her latest research on patient portal use. She was joined by Lisa Letourneau, MD, MPH, an experienced physician and public health advocate to hear the physician perspective on the findings, as well as Rosalin Cox, a patient who was involved in conducting the research.

Primary Care Measurement: What's Working and What's Not

In the webinar “Primary Care Measurement: What’s Working and What’s Not” as Rebecca Etz, PhD, Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Population Health and Co-Director, The Larry A. Green Center, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, Vice President, Clinical Policy, American College of Physicians, discuss the pros and cons of the person-centered primary care measure and how it can be utilized to assess the aspects of care thought to represent high-value primary care by patients, clinicians, and payers.


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