Summit Tackles Innovative Primary Care Models

Where is primary care going and are you going there with it?

Those are the two basic questions the fifth annual Texas Primary Care and Health Home Summit will answer May 11–12 at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio.

The summit will offer tips and ideas to physicians who've already turned their practice into a primary care medical home (PCMH) or accountable care organization (ACO) as well as those who are just beginning to consider such a move.

Online registration is open.

"The goal of the summit is to provide opportunities for participants to hear from practitioners who have been successful in making transformational changes to their practices," summit organizers said. "An overarching goal is to offer practical, tangible, and useful tips and tools to help practices at all stages of their transformation."

Topics on the agenda range from telehealth to pediatric health to mental health to community health, and will cover clinical, business, and compliance issues. Speakers include Carlos Jaen, MD, a widely published authority on the PCMH who has been involved in medical home evaluations since the earliest days of the movement, and Michael Barr, MD, executive vice president of the Quality Measurement and Research Group of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Pre-summit sessions on the morning of May 11 include a reprise of the popular "Health Home 101" for those who want to learn ― or review ― the basics.

As in years past, TMA is one of several organizations sponsoring the summit.

Continuing medical education credits will be available. This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a joint providership between the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) and the Texas Health Institute. TAFP is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. TAFP designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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