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Nation's healthcare leaders to announce new NCQA criteria for PCMH Model at healthcare summit

WashingtonThe Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), a coalition representing business leaders, policymakers and the nations 330,000 primary care physicians, will announce their intent to promote new voluntary criteria for recognition of physician practices to be designated as a patient-centered medical home on Wednesday, November 7 at a national health care summit in Washington, DC. The patient-centered medical home model is aimed at re-centering health care on the patients needs and priorities by providing personalized primary and preventive care.

The one-day summit will feature expert speakers, including business leaders, policymakers and health officials advocating for the nation to adopt the patient-centered medical home model.

Space is limited, so please RSVP in advance to reserve a media credential by contacting Joe Wagner at 202-572-2979 or If you would like to participate by phone, please contact Joe Wagner to obtain a call-in number. A complete schedule for the Summit is listed below.


  • Announcement of intent to use new NCQA criteria for designation of a patient-centered medical home.


  • Greg Pawlson, MD, MPH, Executive Vice President, National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • David C. Dale, MD, FACP, President, American College of Physicians
  • James D. King, MD, FAAFP, President, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Paul Martin, DO, Member, Bureau on Federal Health Programs, American Osteopathic Association
  • Vera (Fan) Tait, MD, FAAP, Associate Executive Director, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Newt Gingrich, Founder, Center for Health Transformation and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Representative Patrick Kennedy, D-RI


  • Columbus Club at Union Station
    50 Massachusetts Ave., NE
    Washington, DC


  • Wednesday, November 7, 2007 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
  • The new medical home criteria will be discussed from 11:15 am - 12:00 pm with a media availability to follow from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative is a coalition of more than 40 major employers, consumer groups, organizations representing primary care physicians, and other stakeholders who have joined together to advance the patient-centered medical home model. For more information, please visit

Contact: Joe Wagner
American College of Physicians

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