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All Eyes on The Medical Home: Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Convenes National Summit In Washington, DC
Date:9/1/2009

holders. The PCMH movement aims to partner every American with a primary health care provider who is responsible and accountable for ongoing care and care coordination.

During the Summit, health policy experts will present the latest information on the role the PCMH plays in health reform efforts, as well as the impact it already is making within public initiatives on both the state and national levels. Representatives from the White House and key lawmakers have been invited to address the PCMH within reform efforts. In other sessions, academic experts, consumer advocates and doctors already using the PCMH model will share best practices already proven in communities via demonstration projects and pilot programs across the country. Evidence from these pilot programs has demonstrated improved health outcomes as well as real cost savings by reducing the number of unnecessary tests, consultations and emergency room visits.

To register or to view a complete agenda, go to http://www.pcpcc.net/octobersummit.

The PCPCC is organized and financed to provide better outcomes for patients, more efficient payment to physicians and better value, accountability and transparency to purchasers and consumers. Studies of the PCMH model show that it improves patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. It also lowers health care costs by improving care coordination and communication between primary care physicians and their patients.

About the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative is a coalition of more than 600 major employers, consumer groups, organizations representing primary care physicians, and other stakeholders who have joined to advance the patient-centered "medical home." The Collaborative believes that, if implemented, the patient-cen
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