About this month's featured speaker:
Ted Wymyslo, M.D. - Director, Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

Dr. Ted Wymyslo

Dr. Ted Wymyslo has worked in the field of primary health care as a family physician, administrator, and educator for more than 30 years, and earned numerous awards for his distinguished service. He currently serves as the director of the Ohio Department of Health. Prior to that, he directed Family Medicine Dayton, a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) initiative. He is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.


The Patient-Centered Medical Home:  Why, How and With What Help!
[Part 1]

Patient-centered medical homes, like many other emerging care models designed to improve outcomes and lower costs, may seem like an amorphous concept to some small primary care practices. Dr. Wymyslo discusses how the PCMH concept is evolving, and reviews ways to align your practice with current trends that will help you become more patient-centric and in tune with the PCMH model, including:

  • The cultural change needed to succeed
  • Patient access and engagement
  • The importance of patient involvement in designing your PCMH
  • How to get the tools your practice needs to effectively manage your transition

The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Getting (and Getting Paid for!) True Care Coordination [Part 2]

Is your primary care practice ready for the transition to outcomes-based care and reimbursement models? To avoid later cash flow and operational disruptions, it is important to put the right systems in place now to stay ahead of the care coordination curve. Dr. Wymyslo discusses how small independent practices can prepare to hop aboard the payment reform train with proactive planning for essential care coordination elements. This videocast reviews:

  • Systems needed to track information to better manage the health of your patient population
  • Implications for Meaningful Use reporting and reimbursement
  • Achieving PCMH services in a small practice
  • Potential reimbursement benefits of care coordinated models such as shared savings between payers and clinicians, blended reimbursement, and other models.

Watch the videocast