Featuring Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group.
By Laura Fegraus, Executive Director, Council of Accountable Physician Practices
CAPP has long been engaged in educating American consumers and policymakers about accountability in health care, the multi-specialty medical group model, and the need for robust delivery system reform. However, we continue to observe a persistent knowledge gap and low expectations surrounding the transformation in the care available to consumers in the post-ACA environment. Additionally, we are concerned that two important voices—the patient’s and the physician’s—are conspicuously absent in the national dialogue.
In 2015, CAPP launched the first of our Better Together Health events, a forum through which we hope inform the national dialogue on care delivery. (Highlights and the dedicated website from the first event in the series, Better Together: High Tech and High Touch, can be viewed here.)
This month, on June 15th, CAPP will host Better Together Health 2016 with the Bipartisan Policy Center at The Center for Total Health in Washington, DC. Titled “Patient Expectations and the Accountability Gap,” this event will present the results of CAPP’s 2016 Nielsen Strategic Health Perspectives consumer and physician survey; highlight chronic care patient stories that showcase how accountable care can improve care delivery and the patient experience; and feature a panel discussion on what is possible in chronic care management when clinicians collaborate effectively within a truly accountable health care system.
We are pleased that our keynote speaker will be Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga), Co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group. We also welcome Dr. Leana Wen, Health Commissioner of the city of Baltimore; patient advocate Regina Holliday; Dr. Karen Cabell of Billings Clinic; and Dr. Marc Klau of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. Ceci Connolly, CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, will be our moderator for the day.
For those of you in the DC area on June 15, please join us! Others can watch a live-stream of our event. Just click here for more information about both the in-person and live-streaming registration.
I look forward to seeing you there!