Consumers and the Health Care Delivery System: Patient-Centered Medical Homes


Registration for lunch and panel discussion

    You're invited to a l
unch & panel discussion

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 

Grab your lunch starting at 12pm - Panel will start promptly at 12:20pm and end at 1:30pm 

National Press Club

   529 14th Street NW, 13th floor

                                                                   Washington, D.C. 20045


Much of what you hear about the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) focuses on health insurance. That's understandable since the law expands insurance coverage options for millions of Americans. But the ACA also seeks to reduce high costs, control waste and inefficiency, and deliver better results for consumers through initiatives that reform the way care is delivered in medical practices, hospitals and other care settings. 

Please join us for lunch and a panel discussion about innovations in primary health care, featuring Consumer Reports' editors and national experts. We'll discuss the growth and potential benefits of Patient-Centered Medical Homes, which work to provide continuous, well-coordinated care for its patients. We also will look at the changes in the medical workforce and opportunities to expand timely access to preventive services and other much-needed care when you need it, like 6:30pm on a Friday night when your doctor's office has closed for the weekend. We'll also examine how consumer engagement and feedback can be used to assess and improve the quality of care.

Consumer Reports has been writing and reporting about health reform since its earliest days in the 1930s. We regularly publish ratings of health plans, hospitals, and prescription drugs, using evidence-based information. We are committed to helping consumers understand changes in the insurance coverage and the delivery system, and reporting on reforms and innovations that can improve the quality, safety and coordination of care.


Panelists include: 

  • Nancy Metcalf, editor at Consumer Reports. Coming soon: A doctor's office that's all about you.
  • Jamie Kopf, editor at Consumer Reports. Who's that in the white coat? 
  • Christine Bechtel, advisor, National Partnership for Women and Families, patient & family advisor, Casey Health Institute. What is patient-centered care anyway? 
  • Marci Nielsen, chief executive officer, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative. Is there any evidence that medical homes work? 
  • Margaret O'Kane, president, National Committee for Quality Assurance. Medical homes that make the cut. 

Admission and lunch are free! Please sign up by Monday, December 2, 2013, to reserve your spot - space is limited. 


Questions? Please contact Nicole Sarrubbo (nsarrubbo@consumer.org) or Chuck Bell (cbell@consumer.org). 

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Dec 12, 2013, 9:06 AM
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