Who Should Attend?
- Pre-course reading (6 hours) - Click here to review pre-course reading as needed for background information.
- Please consider the following preconference questions, which will help frame some of the medical home issues as they relate to your organization - Click here to review preconference questions.
- Complete the online course on Care Management (1 hour). You will receive a password for accessing this course about two weeks before the Summit. This is module 7 in a group of nine modules offered by the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation, for practices interested in developing into patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations. (This module is free to candidates in the Medical Home Certificate Program; the other eight modules may be purchased here for only $15.00 each.)
- Attend one of the two Preconferences (4 hours).
- Attend the complete Medical Home Summit.
- Successfully complete the post-conference online examination (1 hour). - Click here to take sample examination.
Those who are interested in developing and advancing the patient centered medical home. This may include consumer groups, major employers, labor unions, patient quality organizations, health plans, hospitals, physicians and organizations, nurses and other clinicians and many others.
The purpose of the Medical Home Certificate Program is to give participants the understanding and tools necessary to develop and advance the patient centered medical home. Participants will learn the current state of primary care and care coordination, and how to translate national research into actionable improvement patient centered medical home development in their local setting. Participants will learn the origins of the medical home concept, the essential clinical and non-clinical building blocks of the medical home model, the characteristics of successful programs to date, and where industry experts think the concept is headed in the context of larger health care reform efforts. By the end of this training, participants will create an action plan that will outline key initiatives to be taken to support patient centered medical home development in their own communities.
This is a practical, in-depth course for consumers, employers, health plans and health care professionals who want to understand medical home issues in the context of their local setting and want to improve the efficiency and quality of care coordination and patient health and health care outcomes. The course will be geared to those who have limited training, but will also cater to those who have increasing levels of knowledge and training in the field of primary care. At the end of the course, participants will have 90 days to complete the online examination. Completion of the six elements of the training will earn the participants a certificate of completion.
Those who successfully complete the course requirements (steps 1 through 6 above), including pre-course readings and an online post conference test with a score of seventy percent (70%) or more will receive a certificate of completion of the Medical Home Certificate Program.
Special Benefit for Medical Home Certificate Holders
Participants who successfully complete the Medical Home Certificate Program offered in conjunction with the Sixth National Medical Home Summit are eligible to receive a 15% tuition discount for courses taken as part of the Master of Science degree programs offered through Thomas Jefferson University's School of Population Health. To be eligible for this discount, Medical Home Summit attendees must meet all admissions requirements for the program and must apply by July 1, 2015. (This offer is only available for matriculated students). This offer is for new students only. For more information about Jefferson's master's programs in public health, health policy, healthcare quality and safety, and applied health economics/outcomes research, as well as the PhD in Population Health Sciences, visit www.Jefferson.edu/population_health.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the purpose of the Medical Home Certificate Program?
Please see Medical Home Certificate Program Learning Objectives and Course Objectives above.
- Is the Medical Home Certificate Program a professional certification program?
It is not. The program constitutes an attempt to organize a focused curriculum on strategies for developing patient centered medical homes, while giving evidence of successful completion of that body of knowledge through the issuance of a certificate of completion.
- Please describe the post meeting online examination.
The post conference online examination consists of 40 questions based upon the information made available in the preconference readings, the online course, the preconference boot camp, and the main Summit. You may take this examination at any time during the ninety (90) days following the Summit. You will be given a web link to the examinations and a unique username and password to access the examination. You will have one hour to complete the examination once you have commenced it. You may take the examination up to three (3) times. Please note that new questions will rotate through the examination. You must score seventy percent (70%) or more to successfully complete this requirement. Click here to take sample examination.
- Have any other conference offered a comparable certificate program?
Yes, the Quality Colloquium at Harvard University, www.QualityColloquium.com, has offered a Patient Safety Certificate Program, www.qualitycolloquium.com/certificate.html, for the past two years. Similar certificate programs have been offered in 2009 in connection with the National Medicare RAC Summit, the National Disclosure Summit, and the National Medicare Readmissions Summit.
- Does this certificate program have any connection to the Physician Practice Connection - Patient-Centered Medical Home program of NCQA?
No. The NCQA program of certification and recognition for physician practices that qualify under NCQA's Physician Practice Connection - Patient-Centered Medical Home program is a separate and distinct program. For details, see http://www.ncqa.org/tabid/631/Default.aspx.