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).
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.
The SIG is led by a volunteer Coordinator and Coordinator-elect. Leaders are available to answer SIG member questions.
APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG Best Practices Committee
Purpose: To highlight and share successful PCMH/ACO models with members of the SIG as "best practices” that can be featured on the SIG webpage, as well as potential annual meeting presentations.
Chair: Jennifer Malinowski
APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG Education Committee
Purpose: To facilitate education about PCMH/ACO at many levels including but not limited to: suggestions for Annual meeting speakers/topics; assist in the development of web-based or online education targeted to meet needs of SIG members; and the development of resources that could be used at the community level to patients, payers, etc.
Chair: Angela Garcia
APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG Financial/Business Committee
Purpose: To facilitate discussion and resources regarding reimbursement and financial justification of integrating pharmacists within a PCMH/ACO.
Chair: Robert Davis
APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG Legislative/Policy Committee
Purpose: To highlight policy or regulations that can help advocate for pharmacists within a PCMH/ACO. This Committee also alerts members of the PCMH/ACO SIG on ways to be involved as provider status initiatives move forward to generate grassroots efforts.
Chair: Carol Bugdalski-Stutrud