Upcoming Events

Thursday Mar 23, 2017 02:00 pm EDT

Passed in April 2015, MACRA is one of the most significant pieces of healthcare-related federal legislation that we've seen in at least a decade. It holds enormous transformative potential for payment reform efforts, but it's also complex to understand and put into practice. 

The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement Navigating Payment Reform series will provide Practice Transformation Networks and their providers with information on Quality Payment Program (QPP) requirements and national and regional perspectives on preparing to succeed in value based-care environments.

In the second module in this series, Maine Quality Counts (Northern New England PTN) team members Lisa Tuttle and Kellie Slate Vitcavage, along with several of their community partners, will walk through the MIPS Improvement Activity category and how clinicians can  leverage their current activities to meet these reporting requirements.

Learning objectives for this module include:
  • Understanding the basics of MIPS Improvement Activities, particularly for the 2017 transition year, and how easy it is for clinicians to succeed in meeting scoring requirements for this MIPS performance category.
  • Understanding the basics of the new Patient and Family Engagement measures that will be required for all TCPi members to make progress on by the summer of 2017 and how these measures support high performance under MIPS;  tools to support Improvement Activities for these measures will be highlighted.
  • Hearing two specific examples of Improvement Activities from members of the NNE-PTN, including understanding direct improvements to clinical care and patient outcomes as a result of focused improvement work. 
This module is appropriate for PTNS, SANs, Quality Improvement Advisers, practice staff, clinicians,and others focusing on continuous, data-driven quality improvement and sustainable business operations.

Monday Mar 27, 2017 08:00 am EDT
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In today's uncertain and volatile climate, the practice of population health has taken on even more importance. As health care leaders, we understand the impact of social determinants on our nation's health. The fact that zip code is a better predictor of health than a person's genetic code is a clear indicator of the need to create healthier communities. By working to connect the disparate segments of our fragmented health system we can make progress toward controlling the cost of care, improving quality and ultimately achieve better health outcomes.

Monday Mar 27, 2017 02:00 pm EDT
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HealthDoers, an initiative led by the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), & Stanford University’s Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) are partnering to create a new learning community: The Practice Transformation Group (PTG).

In this flagship event, Stacy Donohue, NRHI Support and Alignment Network (SAN) Senior Program Manager, will facilitate a robust discussion on Primary Care bright spots.

Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Arnie Milstein, Director, Stanford University CERC
  • Elizabeth Mitchell, President and CEO, NRHI
  • Dr. Nayana Vyas, Founder, Family Physicians Group
  • Dr. James Welters, Former President / CMO, Northwest Family Physicians

Join the conversation as they discuss: 

America’s Most Valuable Care (AMVC) research undertaken by Stanford CERC which focuses on discovering high-value primary care practices 
Bright Spots: A closer look at two primary care practices that had significant impact on improving quality and patient experience while lowering costs
Adopting these practices in your region
Following the discussion there will be a moderated Q&A that incorporates attendee questions and comments. All are welcome.

Tuesday Mar 28, 2017 04:00 pm EDT
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Each month executive members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly briefings to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Briefings occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. 

Here are the details for our March 2017 briefing: 

Town Hall Meeting: Perspectives on the American Health Care Act (AHCA)

Description: Please join us for a town hall meeting, exclusively for Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative executive members, where we will host a discussion on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This is an opportunity to voice your organization's comments, concerns, and overall perspective of the AHCA. During this meeting, executive members will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on a draft public statement that The Collaborative will soon publish on behalf of the more than 70 executive member organizations we represent. Our diverse membership is unique and reflective of the many stakeholders at risk. 

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to make your voice heard and to contribute to a powerful joint statement that our Collaborative will use in its federal advocacy efforts and that your organization is welcome to use in its policy work as well. 

Friday Mar 31, 2017 08:00 am EDT
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All stakeholders in our health system (providers, drug manufacturers, insurers, legislators, etc.) lay claim to being consumer- or patient-centric. But what does this concept mean? At various points in the healthcare engagement life-cycle (from self-care to selecting insurance coverage, to choosing among treatments) what options and support do consumers really want our health system to provide? 

Hear expert speakers discuss consumers' real, validated needs and wants with respect to healthcare, the best methods to surface and address those wants and needs, and best practices to amplify and support the consumer voice: 

•  Austin FraktThe Incidental Economist, contributor to The New York
 and JAMA Forum and AcademyHealth Blog
•  Caitlin Morris, director of affordability initiatives, Families USA
•  Lynn Quincy, director, Healthcare Value Hub
•  Leena Sharma, project manager, Center for Consumer Engagement
   in Health Innovation, Community Catalyst

Your voice will also be heard—audience polling will be used to see if you agree with our experts.

Monday Apr 3, 2017 08:00 am EDT
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Data | Care Coordination | Patient Engagement

At the HIMSS Pop Health Forum 2017, we’re taking on today’s most daunting population health challenges. Join us for world-class speakers, networking with the pros, and key strategies you can use at your own organization. From analytics and patient engagement to value-based care, get practical solutions you can put into action right away.

Wednesday Apr 5, 2017 02:00 pm EDT
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Join Bailit Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health and Value Strategies Program for the first in a series of three webinars aimed at helping state officials achieve population health goals. 

State agencies can work collaboratively to improve outcomes and reduce inefficiencies across programs serving overlapping populations. Michael Bailit will facilitate this webinar featuring:

  • Dana Hargunani, MD, former Child Health Director of the Oregon Health Authority will highlight best practices and a toolkit for policymakers to jumpstart cross-sector collaboration and accountability.
  • Helen Bellanca, M.D. will share her experience as co-chair of a work group that developed a joint accountability measure set designed to drive closer linkages between Oregon's health and education sectors.

Participants will have the opportunity to react to the presentation and submit questions. The webinar is based on a recent SHVS issue brief that you can access here.


Friday Apr 7, 2017 12:00 pm EDT
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The CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO), in collaboration with The Lewin Group and Community Catalyst, invites you to attend an upcoming webinar:

What are the hallmarks of person-centered care? How can health plans and providers respect the needs, values, and preferences of Medicare-Medicaid enrollees while providing high-quality, seamless care? How can providers and patients work together to achieve the best outcomes possible? This webinar will examine three important strategies for achieving person-centered care: 

1.    Goal-driven care, in which treatment decisions are founded on an enrollee’s expressed goals and success is measured by the extent to which these are attained; 
2.    Shared decision-making, a collaborative process that allows individuals and their providers to make health care decisions together, taking into account the best scientific evidence available, as well as the enrollee’s values and preferences; and 
3.    Supported decision-making, a process in which adults who need assistance with decision-making receive the help they need to understand the situations and choices they face, so they can make life decisions for themselves, without undue or overbroad guardianship.

This webinar is intended for staff of Medicare and Medicaid plans and Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans, and providers serving individuals who need assistance with decision-making. The webinar presentations will last approximately one hour, followed by a half-hour of questions and answers from the audience.

Featured Speakers:
•    Sandra Fournier, MSN, Long-Term Services and Supports Manager, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island 
•    Robert Schreiber, MD, Medical Director, Hebrew SeniorLife
•    Jonathan Martinis, Esq., J.D., Senior Director, Burton Blatt Institute
•    Laura Sankey, MA, Staff Vice President of Operations and Complex Care, Centene Corporation 
•    Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiary/Patient

Saturday Apr 22, 2017 08:00 am EDT
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This second Starfield Summit will bring together a diverse and dynamic group of people with interest in decreasing health disparities and achieving health equity.

This summit will afford attendees the opportunity to collaborate in paving paths towards health equity and social accountability.  The work of the summit will act as a catalyst for action and create coordinated networks that tap into the strength of existing partnerships and create new coalitions and collaborations.

Thought leaders in health inequities, primary care clinicians and their organizations, public health experts, educators, researchers, trainees, advocates, policy experts, social service organizations, patients, and community members will come together to create a blueprint for the role of academic organizations, health professions schools, family medicine, and primary care in eliminating health disparities.

Attendees will share knowledge, learn and collaborate in the development of practical and transformative strategies to decrease disparities in health. Those interested in health equity research, practice transformation, and education will gain valuable insights into best practices and will have the opportunity to network with like minds for information exchange and collaboration. 

The collective wisdom and passion of participants will be harnessed through facilitated strategic discussions to develop a social accountability framework to guide the future of family medicine in its commitment to the elimination of health inequities.

Tuesday Apr 25, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
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In part one of our webinar series on TCPI's PFE performance measures, attendees learned how to boost patient engagement by integrating shared decision making, health literacy, and patient activation in care delivery.

In the second and final webinar of this series, attendees will receive a detailed review of the remaining PFE measures and discover how the patient and family voice strengthens approaches to medication management and patient adoption of e-tools. Practice exemplars, tools and resources will be highlighted!

Tuesday Apr 25, 2017 04:00 pm EDT
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Each month PCPCC executive members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly briefings to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Briefings occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. 

Topic and speakers for the April 2017 briefing will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Thursday Apr 27, 2017 08:00 am EDT
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Health Datapalooza brings together a diverse audience of over 1,600 people from the public and private sectors to learn how health and health care can be improved by harnessing the power of data.

The conference brings data to life in ways that matter in health and health care. Each year, the meeting serves as a trusted gathering place for thought creators and innovators that build momentum toward a vibrant health information economy. This year's conference promises to bring new energy to an action-packed event featuring top speakers representing a variety of industries.

Thursday May 4, 2017 08:00 am EDT
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Primary care is confronted with challenges from all sides. Primary care leaders and teams must navigate financial constriction, low workplace morale, restrictive payment models, rising health care costs, increasingly aging populations, the integration of behavioral health, and patient satisfaction. In 2017, new payment policies will also present new challenges and opportunities for today’s primary care teams. Through this case-based, executive education program, participants will learn how to successfully prepare for changes in payment and navigate challenges with ease. Using Harvard Medical School’s Center for Primary Care Case Series, participants will learn from exemplary practices from around the world. The program will pair case-based discussion sessions led by Harvard faculty with opportunities to learn directly from these exemplar primary care practices/systems that have shifted to delivery models which include interdisciplinary strategies, team-based approaches, leadership involvement to implement systems-level change, and stronger links between public health, communities, and health systems.

Tuesday May 23, 2017 04:00 pm EDT
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Each month PCPCC executive members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly briefings to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Briefings occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET. 

Topic and speakers for the May 2017 briefing will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Wednesday May 24, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
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Webinar information coming soon!

Monday Jun 5, 2017 06:00 pm EDT
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The Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) is holding its Annual Spring Gala on Monday, June 5, 2017, from 6:00pm – 9:30pm at Pier Sixty - Chelsea Piers. This year’s theme is “Catalyzing Excellence in Primary Care” – a message that reflects PCDC’s goal of ensuring access to high-quality care for every person in every community. Join PCDC to support an important cause, network with our honorees, and have fun!

2017 PCDC Gala Honorees:
L. Reuven Pasternak, MD
CEO, Stony Brook University Hospital

Patricia R. Fernandez, MPA
President/CEO, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center

Harvey C. Sigelbaum, JD
Senior Advisor, The Riverside Company
First-Ever PCDC Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Wednesday Jun 21, 2017 01:00 pm EDT
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Webinar information coming soon!

Thursday Jun 22, 2017 08:00 am EDT
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The theme of the 14th annual Conference is From Volume to Value in the New World Order: What Now?  With the new presidential administration vowing to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, many are anxious about the future of value-based healthcare. Regardless of the political jockeying, however, industry leaders agree that alternative payment models are the key to improving healthcare quality and controlling spiraling costs. And CAPG is working to ensure the move to value continues.

With that in mind, the Annual Conference 2017 is designed for all who are committed to staying the course. The new three-day format offers concentrated learning from industry experts, with both the high level politico-economic forecast for healthcare and practical knowledge to thrive in risk-based contracting and care delivery. 

Monday Jun 26, 2017 08:00 am EDT
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  • A Hybrid Conference and Internet Event
  • The Leading Forum on the Role of Healthcare Payment Reforms with Special Focus on Bundled Payment Approaches
  • June 26 - 28, 2017
  • Onsite at Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA
  • Online In Your Own Office or Home live via the Internet with 24/7 Access for Six Months

Tuesday Jun 27, 2017 08:00 am EDT
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Join the national conversation. Take this opportunity to:

  • Learn from thought-leaders in the fields of prevention, primary care, and behavioral health care.
  • Share your field experiences, insights, and expertise with colleagues who will benefit from your input.
  • Develop a Plan-of-Action post conference to revolutionize the delivery of healthcare in your community today and tomorrow.
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