Upcoming Events

Tuesday Jul 26, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

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. 

Here's an overview of the July 2016 executive member brieifing: 

Get the "inside scoop" on the PCPCC's new payment reform advocacy agenda and identify ways your organization can both participate in the unified effort and benefit from it. Hear the details from leaders of the PCPCC's governmental affairs committee and gain valuable insight on key parts of the agenda, including: 

1. The MACRA implementation timeline
2. Patient-Centered Medical Homes in MACRA
3. Challenges of Solo and Small Group Practices
4. The Need to Streamline Quality Measurement 

Don't miss this opportunity for exclusive access to expert insight and opportunities to help shape policy and advocacy efforts, available only to PCPCC executive members!

Wednesday Jul 27, 2016 11:00 am EDT

Learning from Patient Experience: Where We Have Been, and Where We Can Go

This webinar, co-hosted by the Center for Patient Partnerships, will review the advent of patient experience as a vital measure of health care quality, and highlight innovations designed to elicit patients’ stories about health and health care with more narrative richness than current validated instruments invite.  Specifically, we will highlight two strategies for rigorously collecting and using qualitative patient experience data:

  1. A set of validated open-ended questions which can either stand alone or be used in conjunction with patient experience surveys, and 
  2. An internationally-vetted methodology for researching and publicly presenting video-taped patient experience data which is now being implemented in the U.S.

•    Rachel Grob, Director of National Initiatives, Center for Patient Partnerships; Senior Scientist at the Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
•    Mark Schlesinger, Professor of Health Policy-Fellow, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University

We'll have office hours for 30 minutes after the webinar to answer questions not addressed during the presentation (12-12:30pm EST).

*This webinar is free-of-charge and is supported by Grant Number 1L1CMS-331478-01-00 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided in this webinar are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.

Thursday Jul 28, 2016 08:00 am EDT

National Conference is the place for residents and medical students to learn more about family medicine, explore residency programs, and connect with potential employers.

For Students:

  • Educational Programming: Attend workshops, musculoskeletal clinics, procedural skills courses, and sessions about applying to residency and maternal care and childbirth.
  • Expo Hall: Have access to hundreds of residency programs in the same place, saving you the hassle and expense of visiting each one.
  • Connections: Meet like-minded individuals who are passionate about family medicine through networking sessions and special events.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Expand your leadership skills by participating in the Student Congress.

For Residents:

  • Educational Programming: Learn about the process of successfully transitioning into practice from residency.
  • Expo Hall: Meet with future employers, fellowship programs, and more to explore post-residency opportunities.
  • Connections: Network with other residents, practicing physicians, and family medicine leaders through sessions and special events.
  • Leadership Opportunities: Expand your leadership skills by participating in the Resident Congress.

Thursday Jul 28, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Word on the street is that the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) may present difficult challenges for solo and small practices. Will it lead to unintended negative consequences for this important segment of the health care system? Join us for our July National Briefing webinar to get the inside scoop. Travis Broome, MPH, MBA, executive director and policy lead at Aledade, Inc., will share expert insight regarding what small practices can do to both prepare for and overcome possible challenges so they can succeed under MACRA.

Thursday Jul 28, 2016 02:00 pm EDT

This webinar will review key provisions contained in the proposed 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule including policies affecting the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) quality reporting requirements and creating a voluntary alignment option for beneficiaries. Webinar presenters will also discuss other key changes to Medicare payment policies included in the proposed rule such as new coding and payment changes related to primary care, modifications to the value-based payment modifier, expansion of the Diabetes Prevention Program and new services eligible to be furnished via telehealth.

Thursday Aug 4, 2016 02:00 pm EDT

This webinar will be the first in a series focused on value.  Dr. Mostashari will provide an overarching, big-picture session on value including value-based payment, Triple Aim, quality, cost, and patient experience as well as key building blocks for ACOs in achieving high value.

Wednesday Aug 17, 2016 10:00 am EDT

In this new quarterly meeting, CAPG members engage in active dialogue with their colleagues about practice redesign. They share best practices and lessons learned with their organizations’ practice transformation program. This half-day meeting takes place in our Los Angeles office, with groups presenting on hot topics relating to their journey through practice transformation.

Thursday Aug 25, 2016 01:30 pm EDT

Join the Health Care Innovations Exchange for a free Web event designed to share results and lessons from the Innovations Exchange’s Learning Communities initiative.

From 2014-2016, the Innovations Exchange sponsored three Learning Communities (LCs) to support innovation adoption in the following high-priority areas:

  1. Advancing the Practice of Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Hospitals (Florida);
  2. Reducing Non-Urgent Emergency Services (Detroit); and
  3. Promoting Medication Therapy Management for At-Risk Populations (Houston)

The event will present an overview of the activities and results of the three LCs; provide insights about factors that influenced innovation adoption and implementation; and share lessons learned in using LCs as a method to implement innovations to improve quality. A leader, or “champion,” from each LC will present highlights about the learning community experience.

This Web event is presented in collaboration with AcademyHealth.

Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC Executive Members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly calls to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Calls occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 08:00 am EDT

NAACOS conferences deliver valuable policy insights and operational strategies for ALL accountable care organizations. Our upcoming conference on September 29 and 30 will draw more than 550 ACO leaders from across the country and will feature presentations from noted ACO experts and CMS officials, as well as opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer learning. Half-day workshops on September 28 will focus on key challenges facing ACOs and will provide in-depth tutorials with tactical strategies to ensure your ACO’s success.  New for Fall 2016, plenaries and breakouts will be recorded and available to conference registrants for an additional fee of $100. 

NAACOS conferences are the only events organized exclusively by ACOs. NAACOS conferences have a solid record of convening the leaders of ACOs throughout the country. At previous conferences, more than 70 percent of our attendees have been ACO executives. We expect more than 550 executives to attend our fall conference, including:

  • Clinical leaders of ACOs
  • Administrators of ACOs
  • Partners in ACOs
  • Executives considering the ACO model
  • Public and Private Payers

Breakouts Address Top Challenges

The NAACOS conference also features 15 breakouts providing insight and actionable knowledge for tackling the most critical issues facing ACOs, including:

  • MACRA Implementation
  • Bundled Payment Models
  • Managing Post-Acute Care
  • Negotiating with Payers
  • CAHPS: Why It Matters and How to Improve Patient Experiences
  • Engaging Physicians in Practice Transformation
  • Selecting a Data Vendor
  • Quality Reporting
  • Identifying the Best Model for Your ACO
  • Integrating Mental Health Services in an ACO
  • Benchmarking Rule and Implications for ACOs
  • Understanding Compliance and Waivers
  • Working with Physicians
  • Negotiating with Payers


The NAACOS Fall Conference will feature 50 exhibitors with products and services specifically for the ACO community. NAACOS Partners are the only non-ACOs allowed to attend, exhibit and sponsor NAACOS conferences. Space will sell out so sign up today!

Register Early and Save $300

Register NOW at a discount of $300 per person.  NAACOS member ACOs receive additional discounts on conference registration fees.  If your ACO is not a member, join now and save!

NAACOS Call for Innovations: Share Your Story!

NAACOS has issued a Call for Innovations to gather case studies of successful solutions to ACO challenges. This year there will be two 90-minute panels, each featuring three-to-five innovations. Innovators selected for presentationreceive complimentary registration to the conference. Only ACOs may submit. The deadline to submit is July 20. The submission form and several examples can be found on the NAACOS website

NAACOS conferences are the only events organized exclusively by ACOs. Visit our website for more information on the agenda, conference registration, exhibit and sponsor opportunities, and hotel details.

Wednesday Sep 28, 2016 12:00 pm EDT

You are cordially invited to attend the CAPG Colloquium 2016!
Building Successful Value-Based Payment Models           

Are you moving from volume to value?

MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) is right around the corner. This game-changing initiative and others are effectively making value-based payment mandatory for physician organizations.

At our third annual Colloquium, you'll gain hands-on knowledge and tools to navigate the brave new world of MACRA, MIPS, and APMs. You'll hear from leading policymakers, executives, and physicians working on the frontiers of healthcare reform, and become better prepared for alternative payment arrangements with all payers: Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial.

Thursday Sep 29, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

Friday Oct 7, 2016 07:00 am EDT

PCMH Congress is the conference for medical neighbors working together to provide the highest level of coordinated care.

Now in its second year, the PCMH Congress is the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)’s official conference for leaders dedicated to redesigning the care delivery system and achieving the Triple Aim through the patient-centered medical home model of care.

Be sure to join us in 2016 for an expanded educational program focused on the Medical Neighborhood, with specialized tracks and even more opportunities to network with high-level executives throughout the care delivery system.

Saturday Oct 22, 2016 10:15 am EDT

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) invites you to join us for the 2016 National Conference & Exhibition October 22–25 (pre-conference sessions and events begin on Friday, October 21) in San Francisco. Experience over 350 educational sessions including practical hands-on learning and networking in addition to the largest pediatric technical exhibit of its kind.

Tuesday Oct 25, 2016 04:00 pm EDT

Each month PCPCC Executive Members are invited to participate in exclusive monthly calls to discuss internal and external developments, including strategic planning, public policy developments, and new program initiatives. Calls occur monthly on the last Tuesday of the month from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET.

Thursday Oct 27, 2016 09:00 am EDT

Moving into Alternative Payment Models (APMs) and don't quite know how to do it? What do you need to know about taking on risk? Learn from experts in the field who have executed successful risk-based contracts and performed care coordination well. CAPG has been doing all this for decades and is now launching our new Educational Series 2016 in March. 

Register today for the second of two, one-day symposiums designed to teach the “how-to” elements about risk-based payment models and coordinated care. Attendees will walk away with salient pearls that can be operationalized at their organizational level. 

Thursday Oct 27, 2016 01:00 pm EDT

Details and registration information forthcoming. 

Sunday Oct 30, 2016 09:00 am EDT

Join over 1,000 of your peers, patients, caregivers, and healthcare’s world-class experts at the 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care! In its 24th year, the longest running conference on patient–centered care will be take place from October 30th – November 2nd at the Downtown Chicago Marriott.

Four Days of Personal and Professional Growth
Attending this year’s event will give you access to some of the best learning opportunities in the healthcare industry today.  Big ideas, practical takeaways, key strategies and inspiring thought leadership await you in Chicago!

Wednesday Nov 9, 2016 12:00 pm EST

Being an executive member (EM) of the PCPCC has its perks, and our annual gathering of executive members is just one of the many benefits! All current EMs are cordially invited to join us at this year's annual Executive Member Meeting where health care leaders from across the country and key representatives from federal health care agencies will discuss strategies and challenges in developing new models of care.

This exclusive meeting provides the perfect forum to update PCPCC executive members on current initiatives, provide a "sneak peek" at what's coming down the pike in advanced primary care, and offer special access to top government officials and policymakers.

This year, executive members will have the chance to hear from an impressive line-up of speakers, who will discuss the current federal priorities for advanced primary care and the PCMH, including discussions about MACRA and the shared principles of high-performing primary care. 

Wednesday Nov 9, 2016 06:00 pm EST

Dig out your party hat, and join us Nov 9th for an unforgettable 10th Anniversary Celebration & annual Barbara Starfield Awards Dinner. We will pop the corks and toast to all that we have accomplished together in the past decade. We will also honor the outstanding contributions of three distinguished leaders dedicated to promoting advanced primary care and the medical home.

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