Free Webinar Offers Quick Primer on PCMH Makeover Basics

January 22, 2013 12:25 am News Staff

Family physicians who need a short and focused learning session on how to build and maintain a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practice now have the opportunity to listen in on a webinar moderated by a family physician colleague who has done just that.

On Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. CST, John Bender, M.D., of Fort Collins, Colo., will conduct a one-hour webinar titled "Extreme Makeover-PCMH Edition." The webinar is free to AAFP members via TransforMED's Delta-Exchange network.

Bender purchased a family medicine practice in 2002 and grew that practice from 2,500 patients to more than 10,000 today. As president and CEO of Miramont Family Medicine, Bender transformed the practice into a PCMH that now is available to patients in four locations.

The practice features individual patient portals where patients can make appointments, complete registration forms, review lab results and ask questions. An overall practice goal is to help make each patient's health care experience more convenient by providing as many services as possible in one location.

During the webinar, Bender will help physicians understand

  • the amount of capital needed to launch PCMH practice changes,
  • the extent of PCMH-related practice costs that physicians may not have considered and
  • how small changes within a practice can foster enhanced revenue.

He'll also devote some time to talking through the overall business rationale for becoming a PCMH.

As always, physicians will have an opportunity to ask questions, and physicians unable to participate in the live webinar can access the entire event via the archive section of Delta-Exchange's online seminar zone.

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