Electronic Health Records - Understanding the Payment Landscape - Module 1

Many state and federal initiatives are built upon the same principles of patient centered care. Understanding the core concepts of these programs will help organizations to streamline workflows and build a foundation for success for the evolving world of risk-based contracts.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the basic principles of a PCMH model of care.
  • Discuss workflow changes and health information technology to (HIT) requirements to support care coordination activities activities.
  • Apply PCMH principles to advance care coordination among community partners within an ACO.
  • Understand how to apply PCMH principles maximize risk-based contracts 

Additional Information

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)
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Course summary
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  • 1.00 MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Samantha Sawdon, PCMH CCE
Samantha Sawdon is a Managing Consultant with MAeHC. Ms. Sawdon is an experienced professional with the ability to manage operations, implement change, processes and people. Well-versed in business and office management and able to effectively multi-task and re-prioritize as needs change. She has expertise in managing enterprise-wide health information technology projects, including coordination of stakeholder and vendors, project research, specifications, and deliverables, implementation strategies, user application definition and workflow design, validation processes, quality assurance, and support. She has strong leadership skills to focus her teams on project timelines and deliverables.

Courtney Beach, PCMH CCE
Courtney Beach is a Senior Consultant with MAeHC. Ms. Beach is an experienced professional with extensive knowledge in practice and operations
management, medical management compliance, and overall workflow optimization. Ms. Beach has provided guidance and assistance to ACO’s, EHR vendors, and various types of healthcare organizations in practice transformation services and the facilitation of NCQA patient Centered Medical Home. Ms. Beach has assisted multiple organizations to provide expertise on clinical workflow designs, care-standardization protocols, and quality improvement activities, care coordination and population health management.

CME Credit:  1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Statement  
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement 
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

MOC Approval Statement 
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry & Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA).
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credit for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 MOC II
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


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