The Medical Home: The New Primary Care Model
Venue: audio conference
|Event Date/Time: Jun 26, 2008||End Date/Time: Jun 26, 2008|
Employers, health plans, provider organizations, government & policy leaders are clamoring for changes to existing physician care delivery & compensation structures. A growing shortage of primary care physicians & the growing prevalence of chronic disease has accelerated demand for a new model of care delivery. The Medical Home, as a new model for primary care, has emerged, evolved & gained considerable traction, even being embedded in Medicare pilot programs enabled under the Tax Relief & Health Care Reform Act of 2006. The new Medical Home model has significant implications for primary care delivery & compensation, chronic care management, evidence based medicine, personal health records, & related initiatives.
Led by nationally recognized thought leader Paul Keckly, PhD, this session first explores the Medical Home model in depth with respect to trends & issues driving the need & demand for such disruptive innovation; the components, critical features, stakeholders & key topics relating to the model; the impact of the model on chronic care management & major stakeholders; & financial considerations of the model.
Attendees of this session will be able to:
â€¢ Understand the conceptual model developed by current stakeholders for Medical Homes
â€¢ Be conversant with the terminology, components & critical features most commonly deployed by stakeholders
â€¢ Identify the stakeholders now involved with Medical Home promotion or initiatives, the standards agreed to from a policy perspective & their respective agendas
â€¢ Comprehend the operational impact of Medical Homes upon care delivery, care management, infrastructure, information systems, physician compensation & related functions
â€¢ Have a sense of the resources required by stakeholders their initiatives
â€¢ Position for the strategic implications as Medical Homes further develop for provider organizations, health plans & hospitals.