Care Compass Network Forms Primary Care Advisory Council to Inform on Healthcare Transformation Throughout the Region

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Care Compass Network (CCN) convened a group of primary care physicians and advanced care providers (APP) across our 9-county region to form a Primary Care Advisory Council. The purpose of the Council is to bring together practicing physicians and advanced practice providers to provide meaningful clinical input and discuss strategies on how to improve the health and life of the communities in our region. The input provided by the Council, which convenes monthly, will provide valuable feedback to CCN and our Board of Directors on the needs of the areas physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners and the community we serve as value-based payment models mature and new partnerships and networks are formed throughout our PPS.

The Council, led by Wayne C. Teris, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer for CCN, held their first meeting in June. CCN brought in nationally recognized speaker, Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, President of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies to lead a discussion on healthcare transformation. The group shared clinical stories and thoughts on how to support and strengthen the healthcare system, ending the meeting engaged and enthusiastic to begin meeting regularly.

Dr. Boutwell is the developer of the MAX Method to improve care for high utilizers, the co-developer of the AHRQ Hospital Guide to Designing and Delivering Whole-Person Transitional Care (The ASPIRE Guide) and the IHI STAAR Initiative. She is a thought leader in the field of reducing readmissions and improving care for high-utilizers, advising large-scale initiatives to reduce admissions and/ or improve care for high-utilizers nationally.

Over the past year CCN has continued to raise the bar for advancing healthcare transformation across the Southern Tier. Through input from this council, we will strive to build on this tremendous momentum and put action to the voice of our regional partners and more effectively bridge community and primary care physician and advanced care provider needs.