Third Annual PCPCC National Summit: All Eyes on The Patient Centered Medical Home

Friday, October 16, 2009 General News
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Convening in Washington, DC, October 22, 2009

WASHINGTON,

Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative:

WHO: The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a coalition of major employers,

consumer groups, organizations representing primary care providers, and other stakeholders who have joined to advance the patient centered medical home.

WHAT: The Third Annual PCPCC Summit. More than 400 CEOs, senior executives and government officials unite around the Summit’s goal to build, expand and support the PCMH model. Particular focus will be aimed at the role of the PCMH in the current health reform legislation and on results from demonstrations in the field.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 22. Registration starts at 8 a.m., sessions run from 9 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern

WHERE: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC

The shape of health care is changing, and the patient centered medical home is front and center in every proposal on the Hill. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the mission-critical steps organizations must take in order to advance the patient centered medical home.      

Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D. Pa.) will offer the keynote address. National Economic Council Special Assistant to the President Robert Kocher, MD, will be among participants in a panel discussion of the role of the PCMH in health reform. Joining him on the panel will be Stephen Cha, professional staff majority, House Energy & Commerce Committee; Ree Sailors, program director, health division, Center for Best Practices, National Governors Association; Ahaviah Glaser, American Association for Retired Persons; and Deborah Trautman, PhD, Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, Speaker of the House, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.

RELEASE OF TWO NEW PCPCC REPORTS: Two new PCPCC publications will be introduced at the Summit. Across the nation, dozens of patient centered medical homes are already organizing or operating at the local, regional and state levels. Proof in Practice: A compilation of patient centered medical home pilot and demonstration projects reports the progress of pilots and initiatives, providing descriptions and details of how they are structured and what they are achieving

Consumer engagement and collaboration in care are vital components for PCMH success. A Collaborative Partnership: Resources to help consumers thrive in the medical home presents resources for consumer engagement developed by the PCPCC and partner organizations, as well as industry resources and the latest data on how pilots are working to connect with consumers. FOR ADVANCE COPIES:  contact khurter@health2resources.com, or call 703.319.0957

PANEL TOPICS:

  • Reform Matters: The PCMH in the National Spotlight
  • Patient Centered Medical Home in Practice
  • Supporting and Engaging Consumers
  • Workforce Training: Activating and Equipping the Team
  • Making PCMH a Federal Issue: Public Initiatives and Their Impact

FOR A COMPLETE SPEAKER LIST contact Karla Hurter, Health2 Resources, 703.319.0957, khurter@health2resources.com.

BACKGROUND: The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative has created an open forum where health care stakeholders freely communicate and work together to improve the future of the American medical system. The PCPCC’s work is accomplished through volunteer stakeholders in four Centers: Center for Public Payer Adoption, Center for eHealth Information Adoption and Exchange, Center for Multi-Stakeholder Demonstrations, and Center for Employer Benefit Redesign and Implementation. For more information go to http://www.pcpcc.net.

SOURCE The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative



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