The Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (OPCPCC) is a coalition of primary care providers, insurers, employers, consumer advocates, and other interested public and private primary care stakeholders. OPCPCC creates a forum for idea-sharing, education, and development of new programs and activities that facilitate the development of a more effective and efficient value-focused model of patient-centered care delivery in Ohio. That model of care builds upon the principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and must be supported by meaningful payment reform in order to succeed. This activity is intended to ultimately support the improvement of population health in Ohio.
The OPCPCC is encouraging statewide efforts to promote patient-centered primary care. By providing a forum for health care stakeholders to communicate freely and work together, the goals of the OPCPCC are:
- Advance our knowledge of health care delivery models that can produce better care, better health, better value, and workforce satisfaction (Quadruple Aim).
- Increase the number of patients, providers, employers and insurers who are engaged in this effort.
- Identify and share best practices in primary care health transformation in Ohio.
- Improve communication between providers, purchasers, payers and patients to facilitate the transformation of healthcare delivery and payment reform.
Save the date: The 2017 OPCPCC annual conference is scheduled for Friday, October 27 at the Pinnacle Golf Course in Grove City, Ohio. The theme of the 2017 conference is Overcoming Challenges in Primary Care: A Better Understanding of Value and Outcomes. OPCPCC is pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Farzad Mostashari, MD. Dr. Mostashari is the CEO of Aledade, a start-up he co-founded aimed at helping primary care doctors form accountable care organizations (ACOs). He served from 2011-2013 as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he coordinated efforts to build a health information technology infrastructure for healthcare reform and consumer empowerment. Learn more about the conference at http://www.odh.ohio.gov/landing/medicalhomes/OPCPCC%20annual%20conference.aspx.