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Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Stakeholders Convene in Washington, DC for Working Meeting
Date:4/7/2009

Thought leaders focus on medical home opportunities, solutions at April 28 conference

WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health care has moved to center stage in the current political and economic climate. This month hundreds of stakeholders working to place the patient and primary care health care provider at the center of health care reform will convene in Washington, DC for a working meeting to advance the patient centered medical home (PCMH) model of health care delivery.

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is a coalition of more than 400 organizations representing the nation's business leaders, consumer groups, organizations representing primary care physicians and other health care stakeholders. Working groups within the PCPCC, or its Centers, produce products designed to advance understanding and adoption of PCMH. These active stakeholders will convene April 28 at 8 a.m. at the International Trade Center, Ronald Reagan Building to discuss opportunities and challenges within sight on the PCMH landscape.

The Stakeholder's Working Meeting combines current updates from thought leaders on the PCMH with an afternoon of break-out sessions organized around the PCPCC's four working Centers -- the Center for Public Payer Implementation, the Center for eHealth Information Adoption and Exchange, the Center for Multi-Stakeholder Demonstrations, and the Center for Employer Benefit Redesign and Implementation.

"Each of the PCPCC Centers actively pursues advancement of the PCMH model based on very specific goals and objectives that support the Collaborative Principles," said Edwina Rogers, executive director of the PCPCC. "Our membership volunteers enormous expertise and commitment in their Center work. This meeting is an opportunity for face-to-face stakeholder collaboration that is invaluable to the organization."

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