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Key Pillars of Patient Centered Medical Home Will Be Focus of March 30 Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Stakeholder's Meeting

Dr. David Blumenthal invited to offer keynote at Washington, DC meeting

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the patient centered medical home moves onto the front burner as a model for transforming health care delivery, thought leaders are focusing on four key elements essential to making the model successful.  These elements—care coordination, expanded access, meaningful health IT and new financial models—will be the foundation for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative's March 30 Stakeholder's Meeting in Washington, DC at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center.

"Cultivate the PCMH: What Really Matters" will be a working meeting of stakeholders with the shared goal of advancing adoption of the patient centered medical home (PCMH) across the nation.  The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is a coalition of more than 700 organizations representing the nation's business leaders, consumers, primary care physicians and other health care stakeholders.  Working groups within the PCPCC will convene for interactive sessions around these four pillars that undergird PCMH initiatives that have demonstrated both improved health outcomes and cost savings.

The Stakeholder's Working Meeting will include expert panel presentations on the following topics:

  • Delivering on the Promise: Success Factors to Advance Care Coordination
  • Effective Reimbursement Models: Aligning Incentives for Sustainable Value
  • Health IT- Performance Measurement-Meaningful Use: A Perfect Fit
  • Expanded Access to Providers Creates Value
  • Implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home at the Community Level & Practice Transformation

"The medical home demonstrations and pilot projects have proven the value of the model," said Edwina Rogers, executive director of the PCPCC.  "Because every demonstration has its own parameters and unique characteristics, our focus for this meeting will be on the four underlying elements that are common success factors.  Making the PCMH scalable and applicable across practice types, organizations and geography is essential to its advancement as the premier model of care."

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' national coordinator for health information technology, has been invited as the keynote speaker for the meeting. Blumenthal's office is charged with coordinating nationwide efforts to define the "meaningful use" of electronic health information and to advance the use of health information technology.

A sample of the expert panelists who will present at the meeting includes:

  • James Byrne, MD, chief medical officer, Priority Health;
  • John Crosby, JD, chairman, PCPCC; executive director, American Osteopathic Association;
  • Lynne Cuppernull, director of clinical learning & innovation, Alliance of Community Health Plans;
  • Deborah Emery, board member and patient, DFD Russell Medical Center;
  • A. Mark Fendrick, MD, professor internal medicine and health management and policy, University of Michigan;
  • Allan H. Goroll, MD, chair, PCPCC Payment Reform Taskforce; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital;
  • Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, president, PCPCC; director of healthcare technology & strategic initiatives, IBM;
  • Rodger Kessler, Ph.D., ABPP, University of Vermont, Collaborative Care Research Network and senior scientist, American Academy of Family Physicians' National Research Network;
  • Terry McGeeney, MD, MBA, president & CEO, TransforMED;
  • R. Scott Hammond, MD, FAAFP, associate clinical professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center;
  • Hoangmai Pham, MD, MPH, senior health researcher, co-director, quantitative research, Center for Studying Health System Change;
  • Edwina Rogers, JD, executive director, PCPCC;
  • Cynthia Napier Rosenberg, MD, senior medical directory, network management and provider relations, UPMC Health Plan;
  • Julie Schilz, BSN, MBA, manager, IPIP and PCMH Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative; and
  • William Rollow, MD, MPH, solutions leader, healthcare value & transformation, strategy & change group, IBM.

A meeting agenda is available at

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 700 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 centered medical home will improve the health of patients and the health care delivery system. For more information on the patient centered medical home and a complete list of the PCPCC members, please visit

SOURCE The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative



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