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APhA Engage

Medical Home/ACO SIG Community


Mission

The mission of the Medical Home/ACO SIG is to facilitate a network of practitioners, administrators, and educators who share an interest in the development, implementation, and dissemination of information regarding new models for patient care, specifically the patient-centered medical home and accountable care organizations (ACOs).


Purpose

The Medical Home/ACO SIG aims to provide a professional community of pharmacists who are involved in all aspects of patient-centered care, from the provision of care through the medical home to administration and payment of that care in the ACO model. This may include those who are developing medical home/ACO related pharmacy services, teaching students and/or residents about medical home and ACOs, investigating reimbursement opportunities and performing research within a medical home/ACO.


APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG Leaders

SIG Leaders


APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG Committee

The Medical Home/ACO SIG Committee and its charges for 2020-21 are:

  • Education & Resources Committee 
    • Facilitate education and communication about medical homes and accountable care organizations to members through webinars and ENGAGE posts. 
    • Create and maintain/update educational resources aimed at advancing practice in medical homes and accountable care organizations. 

Call for Committee Leaders and Members

The call for committee leaders and members has ended. Please contact the Coordinator if you are interested in volunteering your time.  


News and Highlights


ACOs/Medical Homes:  Access APhA’s new case studies resource on the successful integration of pharmacists in accountable care organizations (ACOs) and medical home models

Member-only Webinar: Hot Topics for Pharmacists Impacting Care in Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Homes

Date Recorded: June 21st, 2018 

Description: Value-based payment programs are creating exciting opportunities for pharmacists practicing in and partnering with accountable care organizations (ACO) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). Risk-based contracting, value-based payment models, and quality metrics have created opportunities for pharmacists to get involved on the care team. This member webinar is hosted by the Medical Home/ACO SIG, and will feature two presentations focused on pharmacy practice and population health management in the PCMH/ACO. These presentations will describe successful pharmacy practice models and targeted quality metrics that can be used to improve patient outcomes and the sustainability of pharmacy services. Additionally, our speakers will describe the role of population health management in medical homes and ACOs.

Speakers:
Mary Ann Kliethermes, B.S., Pharm.D., FAPhA Vice-Chair Ambulatory Care, Professor, Midwestern University
Molly Ekstrand, RPh, BCACP, AE-C, Medication Management Program Lead, Park Nicollet