Patient Centered Medical Home: Obstacles and Opportunities

May 28, 2015

Health Care Symposium

1:30–5:00 pm
Forum Hall, University of Michigan Palmer Commons

Patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care delivery that includes an ongoing relationship between provider team and patient, using a comprehensive approach to coordination of care. Today, numerous medical organizations have adopted the principles of PCMH, and purchasers of health care services are interested in the potential of PCMH to improve value. At this symposium, a panel of experts discusses national and state efforts to adopt the PCMH model – including the recently announced CMS multi-payer demonstration project in Michigan, the role of PCMH in health reform, the experience of the nation’s largest PCMH implementation (led by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan), and new research into PCMH barriers and accelerators that can be applied by practitioners and policy makers alike.

Featured Speakers:

  • Diane Rittenhouse, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco – National overview and role of PCMH in health reform 
  • David Share, MD, MPH, Senior Associate Medical Director, Health Care Quality, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan – Profile of BCBSM PCMH implementation
  • Jean Malouin, MD, MPH, Associate Chair for Clinical Programs, Family Medicine, University of Michigan – Building a Multi-Payer PCMH Model in Michigan
  • Christopher G. Wise, PhD, MHA, Director, Lean for PCMH Collaborative Quality Initiative – Components of change toward PCMH
  • Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD, Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health – What we have learned – putting it all together
  • Marianne Udow-Phillips, MHSA, Director, Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation – Setting the stage/What’s next

Time is also set aside for Q&A.

Who should attend?

  • Health care providers who are rethinking practice design and considering the benefits of adopting the PCMH model.
  • Provider organizations that support the adoption of the PCMH model.
  • Health plans designing the infrastructure that facilitates the effective delivery of care within the PCMH model.
  • Policy makers in all sectors who set the agenda for state and national reform.
  • Organizations that advocate for the adoption of the PCMH model.
  • Health care researchers interested in establishing or continuing PCMH-related research.
  • Those who will be involved or have an interest in Michigan’s CMS Multipayer Advance Primary Care Initiative.