July 29, 2018 - In This Issue:
CME Webinar: Value Based Models & Maryland's Primary Care Program
Thursday, August 9, 12 - 1 PM

Please join the Maryland Health Care Commission and the University of Maryland's Learning Collaborative on Thursday, August 9 from  12-1 PM for a no cost, CME webinar on value based models. 

Why Attend?
Interested in improving health, enhancing patient experience, and increasing payments? Attend this webinar to assess whether the Maryland Primary Care Program's model will benefit your practice and to learn about eligibility and the application process.

Chad Perman, MPP, Project Manager, Program Management Office for the Primary Care Program, Public Health Services Office, Maryland Department of Health

Accreditation Statement: This Live activity, Maryland Learning Collaborative Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, from 07/01/2018 - 07/01/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 2.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.


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American Medical Association
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This Doc Talk Podcast Series
tackles difficult conversations. Host Rajesh S. Mangrulkar, MD, speaks with physicians about navigating challenging subjects when talking with patients and the valuable lessons learned along the way. Listen Now!
What Digital Apps are You Using for Fun, Communication and/or to Improve Patient Care or Your Practice?
MedChi is conducting a survey of physicians' use of digital applications. We are interested in learning from you what apps you use for fun, travel and communications. Also, we'd like to learn what apps you encourage you patients to use, and which ones you use to improve patient care. Please take this survey. We will publish the results in an upcoming issue of Maryland Medicine.
How is Your Practice's Preparing for Alternative Payment Models?
MedChi and the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) would like to gain a better understanding as to how physician practices are progressing in practice transformation.  The MHCC is an independent regulatory agency with broad responsibility in health care; one of its tasks is to advance innovative care delivery.  MedChi and MHCC are asking for your assistance to complete a brief online survey regarding practice transformation.  The survey questions center on team-based care, clinical quality and performance measurement, health IT, professional satisfaction, practice organization and finance. 

The survey should take about five minutes to complete and can be accessed at the following link:  www.surveymonkey.com/r/mhccpracticeassessment

MedChi and MHCC plan to use the findings to identify innovative care delivery strategies to help physician practices meet the care delivery requirements under emerging alternative payment models.  MedChi encourages all physicians to complete the survey.

The MHCC will share the results of the survey with MedChi.  The results will be anonymized and findings presented at a statewide level.  Please feel free to contact Melanie Cavaliere with MHCC at melanie.cavaliere@maryland.gov or 410-764-3282 with any questions.

This message appears courtesy of the Maryland Health Care Commission. 
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