Ask various family physicians to define the terms "comprehensive" or "full-scope" primary care, and the answers you receive would likely be all over the board. There also are family physicians who are not entirely certain of the essential elements that encompass a patient-centered medical home.
As the nation moves forward with implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, however, the importance of physicians' understanding of such terms becomes critical.
Family physicians can get a better grasp on these and other topics related to practice transformation during a free webinar offered by TransforMED's Delta-Exchange network on Dec. 6 at 12 p.m. CST.
TransforMED President and CEO Terry McGeeney, M.D., M.B.A., a family physician and business management expert, will discuss how
- creating a patient-centered medical home practice is the right way to provide full- scope primary care to patients,
- pushing the importance of primary care in America's health care system to both patients and policymakers will make that system stronger, and
- managing population health within a primary care practice can save money and result in a higher level of patient care.
McGeeney's health care experience covers a lot of territory. He has had 30 years in the trenches as a practicing family physician, including more than a decade as a solo rural physician. McGeeney also served as the medical director of a large multi-specialty group for 15 years.
As TransforMED's top executive, McGeeney is the organization's key visionary and spokesperson. Don't miss this chance to spend time with a practice transformation expert on a topic critical to today's medical practices. Register now.