The PCMH is a relatively new model of healthcare provision that can be challenging to understand and incorporate into clinical practice. This session will place the PCMH into perspective within the broader healthcare quality movement, present evidence regarding the effectiveness of the PCMH in delivering quality healthcare, provide guidance regarding the transition from current fee-for-service model to the national PCMH-like model of care, and examine how PCMH principles will impact primary care practices starting in 2015.
The changing landscape of healthcare has unsettled patients as well as clinicians. Recent ethical guidelines require scaling back of scarce resources, and accountable care organizations (ACOs) require payment and delivery reforms that seek to tie reimbursements to quality metrics and reductions in the total cost of care. These changes can unsettle patients, who have concerns about the impact of physician compensation on their healthcare. This presentation offers perspective on the evolving healthcare model and provides strategies for communicating with patients regarding their concerns.
In this age of immense technological and scientific advances, the time-honored patient-clinician relationship can, at times, feel under siege. In examining how changing practice patterns have altered the ritual, Dr. Verghese will discuss some aspects of the relationship that are both timeless and critical to diagnosis and cost-effective care.
In this session, we will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases faced by primary care practitioners in their practice. Cases will feature interpretation of abnormal laboratory studies in addition to encounters with rare diseases and conditions. A goal will be to increase awareness of certain uncommon, but "can’t miss," diagnoses and learn clinical decision aids to improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses.
Expert faculty will discuss the most recent and talked about articles published in the past year.
This activity is designed to improve PCPs understanding of leadership in order to help them apply this to their practice.